Scania acquires Norsk Scania AS

Scania acquires Norsk Scania AS Scania has agreed to acquire Norsk Scania AS. The company, which reported sales of NOK1.5 billion last year, employs about 850 people in its 40 or so sales and service outlets. "The acquisition is in line with our strategy of strengthening and developing our European distribution and service network," comments Scania President and CEO Leif Östling. Almost 1,000 Scania trucks and about 60 buses were registered in the Norwegian market in 1998, equivalent to market shares of 33% and 12% respectively. With sales of close to 400 units, Norway was also Scania's third biggest market for industrial and marine engines. Scania has a long tradition in the Norwegian market. The company delivered its first vehicle to Norway in 1916, and has sold about 29,000 trucks, 6,000 buses and 8,000 industrial and marine engines in the country to date. The army is Scania's biggest customer in Norway. Nearly 1,800 trucks have been supplied to the Norwegian Army Supply Corps since 1986, and Norsk Scania's commitment to supply parts and service for these vehicles is - and will con- tinue to be - a major aspect of the company's activities. The present Norsk Scania AS was established in 1945, making the company one of Scania's longest-established distributors. The company has remained in the ownership of the Løwenskiold, Anker Rasch and Ringnes families since its foun- dation. "With Scania as our new, long-term owner, our customers will continue to bene- fit from the ongoing development of service and services designed to offer the most economic overall solution to the ownership and operation of commercial vehicles," comments Christian Ringnes, chairman of the board of Norsk Scania AS. For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Corporate Commu- nications, tel. +46 8 55385662, mobile +46 70 3468811, e-mail: hans-ake.danielsson@scania.com Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,500 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1998, turnover totalled SEK 45,300 million and income after financial items SEK 3,200 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 96 percent of total production is sold outside Sweden. Scania press releases are available on the Internet, www.scania.com ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/07/01/19990701BIT00170/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/07/01/19990701BIT00170/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 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearlySEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 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 ofVolkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit www.scania.com.

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