Langkawi, 24 Mar 2013 – The UMW Group announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, UMW Equipment Sdn. Bhd., has been awarded a contract to supply Airport Fire Fighting Vehicles and Tactical Simulator Static Cabins to Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) at a total value of more than RM45 million. The contract also includes comprehensive maintenance services of Airport Fire Vehicles and provisional spare parts. The supply, delivery, testing and commissioning of the vehicles is in-line with the second phase of fleet replacement by MAHB.
The hand-over date for the second phase of fleet replacement is scheduled for April 2014, followed by its second and third deliveries in July and October 2014. The fourth and final delivery of the Airport Fire Fighting Vehicles will take place sometime in March 2015.
In October 2010, UMW Equipment Sdn. Bhd., was also awarded a contract to supply a total of 21 Rosenbauer Airport Fire Fighting Vehicles to Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) at a total value of more than RM75 million. The contract also includes a comprehensive maintenance agreement for a period of 15 years for all the vehicles. Strategic location of UMW Equipment’s branches in major towns across Malaysia where MAHB airports operate will ensure quick and efficient response to the maintenance and service needs of these vehicles. UMW Equipment’s personnel are also involved in the on-going skills and training programme of the latest Rosenbauer in-built diagnostics system.
The Rosenbauer Panther CA5 made its debut in Malaysia in August 2009 at the PETRONAS Kertih Airport, after successful introduction in the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia. The Panther is known to be one of the world’s most sophisticated vehicles used in fire-fighting emergencies. Manufactured and assembled in Rosenbauer, Austria, the vehicle is capable of one-man operations with a capacity of 12,500 litres of water and can cater to a wide spectrum of fire emergencies. It is considered the flagship in the Rosenbauer fleet, and is growing steadily in numbers at airports around the world, including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
UMW Equipment had also supplied nine units of the older model Panther DD series to Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB) and TUDM airports/bases in East and West Malaysia.