Scania forced to temporarily stop sales and deliveries of its V8 engines due to protracted strike at component supplier
An ongoing strike at one of its crucial suppliers of casted engine components means that Scania is unable to fulfil its deliveries to customers of more than 2,000 trucks ordered with V8 engines. New sales of industrial and marine V8 engines are also affected.
“I deeply regret that we are currently unable to offer customers the Scania V8 engine, which is the industry benchmark and part of our company’s DNA. Our sales organisation is now focusing on being able to offer alternative 13-litre engines or other solutions to ensure that affected customers can meet commitments to their customers. It is simply about ensuring that we make every effort to maintain our customers' confidence,” says Christian Levin, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing.
The current strike has been in progress since 14 June. Scania has also earlier this year suffered from disruptions in deliveries from this particular supplier.
“We have a history of more than 20 years of partnership with this supplier. We are doing the utmost to secure and optimise our supply chain in order to avoid further inconvenience to our customers,” says Anders Williamsson, Executive Vice President and Head of Purchasing.
For further information, please contact: Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel: +46 8 553 856 62.
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.