Pansar appointed as JCB official dealer in Sabah, Sarawak

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): Sarawak-based Pansar Bhd has been appointed by construction equipment manufacturer JCB as its official dealer in Sabah and Sarawak.

JCB said Pansar will provide their customers in plantations, construction, infrastructure and mining with access to a broad choice of JCB's products, as well as delivering maintenance services and comprehensive spare part availability to local businesses.

In a statement today, Pansar managing director Datuk Jason Tai said apart from being a globally-renowned brand with a proven track record in the local market, JCB shared much of Pansar's values.

"Trust, responsibility, passion, and innovation are values shared by both companies. We have built such trust with our customers in Malaysia for more than 50 years. JCB is an international family-owned company and an accessible, dynamic multinational partner which understands the challenges our customers face," he said.

With the partnership, Pansar is targeting in particular the current upturn in the palm oil plantations, infrastructure and civil construction sectors. As part of the services to its customers, Pansar will also provide specialist technicians to visit customers’ sites in case of machine breakdowns.

It said the access to spares will be supported by JCB's central regional facility located in Singapore.

JCB Southeast Asia managing director Max Lytle said the partnership with Pansar shows its commitment to the region, ensuring the productivity of businesses who rely on JCB machines to work in their respective sectors.

"Pansar has a proud presence in Malaysia. Their local experience and network in heavy machinery provides unique market insights and in-depth knowledge which means that we can provide JCB customers with robust machines which fit their needs exactly," he added.

Pansar shares closed up 4.5 sen or 6.47% at 74 sen today, with 9.15 million shares done, bringing a market capitalisation of RM207.2 million.