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UD Trucks launches Quester – an all-new heavy duty truck range, for mining application in Indonesia

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Print

On September 04, UD Trucks launched Quester – an all-new heavy duty truck range at the Indonesia Mining Expo in Jakarta. With Quester, UD Trucks targets the heavy duty truck market in Indonesia.

The all-new Quester is a complete and modern heavy duty truck platform designed to serve a wide range of applications including amongst others mining, construction, distribution and long-haul transportation. Quester is a robust, reliable, and efficient truck range combining the best of global technology and Japanese craftsmanship, sourced and manufactured close to its targeted customers in mainland Asia.

UD Trucks showcased the Quester 6X4 rigid and 6X4 tractor models at the launch. Quester will be distributed through United Tractors network across Indonesia.

“UD Trucks, with a proud tradition of developing high quality trucks for the Japanese market, has for a long time successfully exported trucks across markets in Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America. However, we have previously never developed products specifically for customers outside Japan”, said Joachim Rosenberg, Chairman UD Trucks. “With Quester, UD Trucks is now entering a new era by introducing an additional truck range – designed especially for emerging markets including Indonesia.”

Global quality designed for emerging markets
Quester’s design emphasizes UD Trucks’ dedication to compete in emerging markets. With Quester, UD Trucks offers an affordable vehicle that allows customization to most transport requirements, while enabling excellent fuel consumption and high average speeds. It is the first Japanese truck that can provide such a wide variety of heavy duty transport applications based on the same platform. It is also UD Trucks’ first completely built-up truck range manufactured outside Japan, leveraging expertise from both UD Trucks in Japan and the Volvo Group’s global development resources.
“More than 400 full-time experts from different nationalities with different knowledge and experience have been involved to contribute to design, develop, validate and industrialize Quester and its associated services”, said Joachim Rosenberg. “We have amongst others spent 1,500,000 engineering hours and 65,000 tests hours to ensure that Quester delivers as good in real life as when it was conceived by our skilled engineers”.

Closer to customers
UD Trucks’ customers will be supported by an extensive network from United Tractors, which has been the distribution partner of UD Trucks in Indonesia since 1982. Customers will be offered a wide variety of services and UD Aftermarket support to ensure effective transport work. Strategically located and authorized United Tractors branches have since some time been preparing to support Quester with an offer based on minimal operational costs, maximum fuel efficiency and uptime.

The production of Quester will ramp up during the third quarter of 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Besides serving the domestic Thai market, the plant in Thailand will serve as an export hub for South East Asian market including Indonesia.

More information is available on www.udtrucks.com/quester

For further information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Roberto Christian, roberto.christian@volvo.com
Tel.: (Indonesia) + 62 (811) 94-01184

Product Manager of UT Trucks Division, Roger Y.A. Kaparang, rogerk@unitedtractors.com
Tel.: (Indonesia) + 62 (817) 07-13678

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UD Trucks is a transport solution provider, specialized in fuel efficiency and uptime. It sells and serves light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as special vehicles. UD Trucks was established in Japan in 1935 and became part of the Volvo Group in 2007. With its headquarters located in Ageo, Japan, UD Trucks supports sales and services in more than 60 countries through a worldwide network.

United Tractors (UT) is the leading and largest distributor of heavy equipments and heavy duty trucks in Indonesia. Established in 1972, UT commands a vast distribution network across the country that covers 18 branch offices, 22 site support offices and 12 representative offices, catering to major sectors such as mining, plantation, forestry, construction, material handling and transportation.