Record investments in Sweden ahead of Scania’s next truck generation
“The new generation Scania delivers on all points in our strategy to be a leader in sustainability, to be the driver favourite and to generate the best profitability for truck owners in the industry,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. The company will unveil the first models in its new truck generation later today.
The investment in the new truck range is the largest ever in the company’s 125-year history. In total, SEK 20 billion has been invested in the development of new products and services and in the production.
The new truck generation has been developed at Scania’s Technical Centre in Södertälje, Sweden, by nearly 4,000 employees out of the company’s total staff of 18,000 in Sweden.
In Oskarshamn, in the southern Swedish province of Småland, Scania has completed its largest single industrial investment in two decades. More than SEK 2 billion has been invested, including in a new priming painting shop and in a new bodybuilding workshop.
In Scania’s new truck generation, the share of Swedish-manufactured parts and components is also higher than in the current one. Including Scania’s own production, the automotive industry in Sweden stands nearly half of the total added value from production.
The launch of Scania’s new trucks takes place this evening in the presence of specially invited guests in Paris but can also be watched live online on www.nextgenscania.com or via Scania Group on Facebook. The webcast starts at 19.40. There is great interest in the launch online ─ more than 35,000 people have already signed up for a reminder about the webcast.
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Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com