BOUSTEAD Sdn Bhd is now the appointed authorized distributor in Brunei for the Volvo Group’s two powerhouse truck brands – the Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks.
Lim Jin Lee, Executive Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd, during the launch of the new dealership held at the Bridex Hall 2, said “With more than 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, we are confident and pleased to be the authorised distributor of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks.
“With these two powerhouse brands distributed by Boustead in Brunei, we hope to thrive and meet all of your business needs. Commercial vehicles are key factors in a company’s profitability because distribution and transportation time play a crucial role in minimising costs and maximising profitability. We hope to have a pleasant and successful partnership with the Volvo Group as well as bring out the best of what Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks have to offer to our customers here in Brunei,” the executive manager said.
Boustead Sdn Bhd, who is also the local distributors for Japanese car brands Suzuki and Nissan, is also in the process of preparing for 24/7 service hours, where in the event of a breakdown, the customer will be able to contact Boustead for repairs even during off-peak hours.
Mats Nilsson, President of Volvo Group, Malaysia, at the press conference highlighted Volvo Group’s enthusiasm on the new dealership and its confidence in Boustead Sdn Bhd. He highlighted that the new dealership is yet another testament of the group’s continuous efforts in network expansion in Southeast Asia.
He said: “We are proud to have Boustead Sdn Bhd as the authorised distributor of Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks in Brunei. Volvo has been actively carrying out our network strategy plan and this partnership with Boustead serves as a testament to our aim in providing excellent service to our customers,”.
“Together with Boustead’s strong reputation in Brunei and Volvo’s well founded global presence, we look forward to establishing a strong and long lasting partnership to offer products and services that are able to serve a wide range of applications and needs in this growing market,” added Nilsson.
The new dealership will also serve as the service centre for both Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks. The state-of-the-art dealership’s design and service area is strategically located for the ease of transporters from Muara port, the main port of arrival in Brunei.
The commercial facility area is about 25,000sq feet, which includes facilities such as a parts warehouse with a cargo lift, workshop bays for four trucks, special tools and engine repair room, a training facility area and a service reception area for customers.
Present as guest of honour was Pengiran Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha, Managing Director of Brunei Shell Marketing Sdn Bhd. Also present were Dato Paduka Lim Beng Thai, Managing Director of Boustead Sdn Bhd and senior management team from Volvo Group and Boustead Sdn Bhd.