Scania launches new generation construction range

Scania today launches the XT truck range, which is tailor-made for the construction industry. “This industry is facing increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. Each component in the complex construction logistics process must adapt to higher standards for efficiency and Scania XT is our contribution to this shift,” says President and CEO Henrik Henriksson.

The new construction range is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of new generation trucks, the fruits of more than ten year’s development with an investment exceeding EUR 2 billion.

Following an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry, Scania has developed a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector.

Scania XT is uniquely offered for the entire range of cab and engine specifications, from the smallest P-series cab to the spacious S-series cab. Customers can select engines with power outputs ranging from 280 to 730 hp. The broad specifications are complemented by a host of services to ensure the highest uptime, reliability and profitability for customers.

The introduction of the XT range by Scania marks the start of a targeted offensive with tailor-made solutions focused on demanding customers in Europe. “We are putting a higher emphasis on construction,” states Henriksson. “We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills to match Scania’s leading position in long-distance vehicles.”

Transporters in the construction industry normally form part of a larger process and crucially must avoid disruptions. Scania has therefore – in addition to tough and durable vehicles – created an entire ecosystem of services that ensure uninterrupted deliveries while improving customers’ profitability.

"The global construction industry continues to grow and Scania now presents enhanced tools to meet the demand,” says Henriksson. “We are well aware of the slim margins for many hauliers in this business and we have developed vehicles and solutions to ensure sustained profitability.”

For further information, please contact:

Örjan Åslund, Head of Product  Affairs, Scania Trucks

Tel: +46 70 289 83 78, e-mail: orjan.aslund@scania.com

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 nearly SEK 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 of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit www.scania.com .

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