Volvo Malaysia participated in the 2nd Sweden-South East Asia Business Summit held in Kuala Lumpur from 6-7 February 2018

Volvo Malaysia recently participated in the 2nd Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit (SSEABS) held in Kuala Lumpur, which was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in cooperation with the Swedish Trade and Invest Council/Business Sweden. The event was sponsored and supported by 26 Swedish companies which included Volvo Malaysia, Volvo Cars, SAAB, Ericsson, Husqvarna and Tetra Pak, just to name a few.

Hosted by H.E. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia and honoured by the presence of Y.B. Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry and Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden. The summit was a great success which saw more than 500 Swedish, Malaysian and South East Asian industry leaders and experts attending the event and sharing their views on sustainability related topics. A few parallel discussions have taken place to exchange more on the topics of Smart Cities, Smart Urban Transport Solutions, Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Circular Economy and Waste to Energy, Connectivity in the Future Urban Environment, Robotics, Automation and etc.

Hayder Wokil, Director of Mobility & Automation, Volvo Trucks was in Kuala Lumpur for the first time to attend and present Volvo Trucks' vision on Sustainable Mobility by Electrification, Autonomous Drive and Connectivity at the summit. This Industry Talk session was well-received by the audience, especially when he expounded on how Volvo's innovative transportation technology can help to address the global challenge on congestions, pollutions and growing population and enhance the future of urban transportation. The adoption of the technology in local market will largely depend on regulation, infrastructure and consumer attitudes.

There are more than 600 Swedish companies established in Southeast Asia ranging from service to manufacturing and retail. The Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit (SSEABS) serves as a good platform for collaboration among industry players and best practices sharing on conducting business. Volvo Malaysia is very proud to be a part of the initiative to strengthen business ties between Sweden and Malaysia.

Volvo Trucks Malaysia provides complete transport solution for customers in Malaysia. The company offers heavy duty trucks under the Volvo umbrella; mainly made up of FM, FMX and the FH trucks in various specifications. Customer support is secured via a network of 13 outlets across Malaysia comprising of Sales and Aftermarket support made up of service and parts. Volvo Trucks are assembled locally using CKD kits imported from Sweden.

Internationally, Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,100 dealers and workshops in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe. In 2017, more than 112,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.