Volvo Trucks Singapore delivered 4 units of Volvo FH16 to Asiagroup

For a small city state like Singapore, it is not typical to have much demand for a powerful long haul truck like the Volvo FH16. Unless of course, it is being used to meet the extreme demands for mega infrastructure projects.

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For a small city state like Singapore, it is not typical to have much demand for a powerful long haul truck like the Volvo FH16. Unless of course, it is being used to meet the extreme demands for mega infrastructure projects.

Standing out with its bold assertive exterior design and quality finishing, 4 units of the new Volvo FH16s are recently delivered in June to Asiagroup Leasing Pte Ltd.

With its 750hp and 3,500Nm of torque, these new trucks are the most powerful trucks commercially available in Singapore. 

The fleet of 4 Volvo FHs, wrapped in vibrant Asiagroup yellow and blue corporate colors, were delivered personally by Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, together with Elisabeth Larsson, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Southeast Asia and Japan, and Joseph Heng, General Manager of Volvo Trucks Singapore at the office of Asiagroup. Also present at the delivery ceremony were Marco Bonaveglio, Regional Sales Director and Ken Tan, Regional Aftersales Director.

Powered by Volvo’s D16K Euro VI engine, these 6x4 tractor FH16s come with I-shift crawler gearboxes and sleeper cab.

The fleet of 3.2m wheelbase also comes with the patented Volvo Engine Brake (VEB+) which combines the Volvo Compression Brake and the Exhaust Pressure Governor resulting in an outstanding braking performance and Electronic Brake System (EBS) package which helps to ensures better brake efficiency and increases stability between the tractor and trailer.

“The Volvo FH16 has been used for the very heaviest and most demanding of all transport operations around the world. It is a prestigious and high performing truck for the customer who is looking for something truly out of the ordinary. I believe our performance specifications and strong aftersales support are the main reasons why Asiagroup chose Volvo Trucks to expand their current fleet,” says Joseph Heng.

To overcome the demands for heavier and higher lifts where the narrow roads in Singapore could prove to be a navigating challenge, Volvo FH16 is well positioned as a powerful prime mover for transporting overweight and oversized cargo.

Joseph continues, “This repurchase of our Volvo FH16s is a renewed confidence to our aftermarket services. We have listened to our customers’ feedback and focused on improving the operations at our dealership to maximise uptime for our customers. One of such initiatives includes extending our service hours till 10pm on weekdays. Step by step, we believe we have the right approach to being our customers’ best business partners.”

Back in 2013, Asiagroup bought the first ever Volvo FH in Singapore.

Asiagroup Leasing is a diversified equipment and project services company that specialises in heavy lifting and haulage solutions, including crane renting. Founded in Singapore, the company has a regional presence with operations in Malaysia and Myanmar.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Renee Wong

Director, Brand & Marketing

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Renee.Wong@Volvo.com