UD Trucks recently delivered the first units of Quester, its all-new heavy-duty truck range, to Thailand’s Asia Group.
The Quester has been designed specifically for growth markets in Asia – priced and equipped with features that cater to a multitude of different industries, from distribution to long-haul transportation, mining to construction, according to the truckmaker.
Thailand’s Asia Group, the receiver of the first units, is in the concrete pile manufacturing business, which demands especially strong heavy-duty trucks. The deal between UD Trucks and Asia Group — which comprises 15 units in total — includes the signing of a comprehensive 3-year maintenance and repair contract.
Since joining the Volvo Group in 2007, UD Trucks has since geared up its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Thailand. To achieve “closer to market” status and ensure responsiveness to the demands from the Asian markets, investments over $62 million (THB2 billion) had been made to expand the Greater Bangkok-based plant by adding a 20,000sqm facility with annual production capacity of up to 20,000 units. Additionally, $93.5 million (THB3 billion) has been invested to increase the Thai dealer network, according to the truckmaker.
Since its official introduction in August, the new UD Trucks range has received orders from commercial transport companies in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia for the Quester, according to the truckmaker. The Quester is designed, priced and equipped with features that cater to a multitude of different industries, from distribution to long-haul transportation and from mining to construction.