Lower emissions for demanding customers

Lower emissions for demanding customers In conjunction with the opening of the commercial vehicle show today in Brus- sels, Scania launches a range of three low-emission truck engines, which ful- fils the Euro 3 emission standards that are expected to apply from October 2000. The new engines meet the demands of hauliers who are keen to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. "Scania makes this move to anticipate stricter environmental requirements from several regions, particularly from more densely populated areas in Europe," says Leif Östling, Scania President and CEO. "The push on the operators is of- ten coming from their customers, who demand that their transportation is un- dertaken with minimum environmental impact." All three new engines (230, 340, 420 hp) are electronically controlled for maximum efficiency and performance control. In actual driving, the slight pen- alty in fuel consumption for the lower emissions is partly counteracted by different power and torque characteristics, which make the engines easier to drive at low and more economical engine speeds. Production starts in April 1999. Other highlights in Brussels are Scania Vehicle Management - the broad range of services on offer via the Scania network to provide maximum uptime for op- erators - and several revisions to the chassis and cabs that promote effi- ciency and safety. Scania is reinforcing its efforts to provide special-purpose vehicles within the framework of its modular product system. This provides several operational benefits for the operator since servicing, parts and repairs are readily available through Scania's international network. Scania also celebrates 50 years in Belgium. When Scania-Vabis started to look outside Sweden for expansion potential after the second world war, Belgium be- came one of the company's first export markets. More detailed information about the products and activities in Brussels can be found on Scania's homepage on the Internet: www.scania.com For further information, please contact: Louise Jarn Melander, Corporate Communications, tel. +46 8 55381212, mobile +46 70 6076030 Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs tel. +46 8 55385577, mobile +46 70 5535577 Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1997, turnover to- talled SEK 39,700 million and income after financial items SEK 2,800 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approxi- mately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/15/19990115BIT00100/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/15/19990115BIT00100/bit0002.pdf

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG soon transforming into TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.