Scania launches new bus concept in Estonia

Scania launches new bus concept in Estonia Scania, with 90 percent market share the dominating bus make in Estonia, today delivers bus number 100 from the assembly plant BaltScan in Tartu since the start in 1995. The delivery marks the launch of a new bus concept on the Esto- nian market. The concept entails coupling a trailer to the bus during rush hours, thus boosting overall capacity to some 200 passengers. The fact that the size of the bus can be tailored to the transport need reduces fuel consumption and the environmental impact. Another factor contributing to a lower environmental im- pact is that the bus as well as the trailer is made of aluminium, bolted to- gether instead of welded. The low weight also reduces fuel consumption and the material is easy to recycle. The bus is built on Scania's new low-entrance chassis L94 with bodywork from Hess in Switzerland. The trailer is also of Swiss origin. "This is a flexible, economical and environmentally sound combination that is adapted to the needs of the passengers," says Marketing Director Leif Nyström, Scania Buses & Coaches. The 100th bus is part of an order for 15 city buses with this new concept from Tallinn Bus Company, which now has around 200 Scania buses in its fleet. "We are now reinforcing our marketing efforts in the Baltic states, as well as in neighbouring countries, where we see a substantial growth potential," says Leif Nyström. For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, Scania Buses & Coaches, tel. +46 150 58599 or +46 70 5508606, e-mail gunnar.boman@scania.com Illustrations: see www.scania.com "Media services" 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 to- talled SEK 45,300 million and income after financial items SEK 3,200 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approxi- mately 96 percent of total production is sold outside Sweden. Bus manufacture takes place in Sweden, Brazil, Denmark, France and Poland and bus assembly in several other countries. 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/1999/06/02/19990602BIT00240/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/06/02/19990602BIT00240/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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