Volvo CE expands in Malaysia with new dealership in Borneo

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has opened a new dealer facility in Kuching, Sarawak, in the Malaysian state of Borneo. Named Borneo VCE, it is a sub-dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment Malaysia.

Borneo VCE will act as an independent dealership covering East Malaysia. It will focus on the sales and service of the full Volvo CE product line, including articulated haulers, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, crawler excavators, wheel loaders, and wheeled excavators.

Leading Borneo VCE are Ting Heng Lee, managing director, and Anthony Chin, marketing director. The inauguration event to celebrate the opening of the new location was held earlier on 22 June, with 83 representatives from approximately 32 customers attending.

Besides celebrating its new dealership, Borneo VCE also used the event to launch the Volvo EC550EL crawler excavator to the local market. There was a product presentation and machine walkaround, followed by the handover of the first four models to local customers SSF Quarry and Alam Suria Equity, with each company receiving two units. The SD110 soil compactor was also highlighted, and a presentation highlighted Volvo CE’s essential aftermarket services.

Roger Tan, head of market SEA, said, “This is a very important milestone for Volvo CE Malaysia. With Borneo VCE, we are expanding our network better to serve customers in the east of the country. Borneo VCE is associated with our long-time partner for Malaysia, so we know they have the passion, experience, and expertise they will bring to Volvo customers in this region. We look forward to celebrating many future successes together.”

Mr Ting commented, “We are very proud to be the exclusive partner of Volvo CE in East Malaysia. The company is leading the way in the international construction equipment market with fuel-efficient machines and some exciting low- and zero-emission solutions. We are convinced that working closely together can make great things happen in Borneo.”

In addition to the four EC550EL excavators handed over at the launch, Borneo VCE has received a signed order from Alam Suria for a further two machines. The same contractor has also received three A40G articulated haulers. Meanwhile, SSF Quarry ordered two L260H wheel loaders, and two EC200D crawler excavators have been delivered to other customers.