Scania engines to power rescue vehicles at US airports

Scania's low-emission engines will be used in airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at airports in the US.

Scania will deliver 24 16-litre V8 engines for use in Oshkosh Airport Products’ airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles Striker 6x6 and Striker 4x4. The engines are optimized for the Oshkosh powertrain, and each complies with Tier 4 final emission legislation. The ARFF vehicles will be put into service at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport and Teterboro Airport, which are located in New York and New Jersey.

Art Schuchert, Sales & Marketing Director for Scania USA, is keenly anticipating the two companies’ collaboration on this deal, which he believes marks the start of a new journey in the partnership with Oshkosh.

“This project is important for Scania and will take us into the serial production of the prestigious Striker vehicles,” he says.

For Oshkosh, the reason for choosing Scania is clear, as Jeff Resch, Vice President and General Manager of Oshkosh Airport Products, explains:

Scania has a reputation for industry-leading quality, performance and service, which is why it makes so much sense to incorporate their engines into all Striker configurations.”  

Rikard Mattsson is Area Manager at Scania Engines, with responsibility for the cooperation between Scania and Oshkosh:

“We are looking forward to our engines providing Oshkosh products the best possible performance and reliability, all backed up by our growing service network in North America,” he says.

For further information, please contact:

Art Schuchert, Sales and Marketing Director, Scania USA, Inc.  
Phone: + 1 210 679-3125

E-mail: art.shuchert@scania.com  

Rikard Mattson, Area Manager, Scania Engines
Phone: + 46 8 553 516 92

E-mail: rikard.mattsson@scania.com  

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  

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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