Scania opens new dealership in Nizhniy Novgorod

Scania opens new dealership in Nizhniy Novgorod Scania continues to expand its sales and service network in Russia. Today, Scania's subsidiary Scania Russia inaugurated an independent dealership in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia's third largest city, located some 400 km east of Moscow. "Our strategy in Russia is long-term," says Per Gustav Nilsson, Managing Director Scania Russia. "We will continue to expand our sales and service network despite the currently somewhat unfavourable business climate." The owner of the new Scania dealership is a private company, VolgaScan, which already operates one Scania workshop in Nizhniy Novgorod. The facility is strategically located at the important transit routes going east through Russia. Scania's sales and service network today comprises some ten outlets concentrated to the western parts of Russia. The opening of a dealership in Nizhniy Novgorod is one step in Scania's strategy to extend the network further towards the east. In 1997, Scania sold around 200 trucks in Russia. This year's sales so far amount to around 150. Potentially, Russia is the largest truck market in the central and eastern parts of Europe. The strong growth in sales of imported trucks has levelled off due to the financial crisis in the country, but Scania continues to expand its sales and service network in preparation for an upturn. For further information, please contact Ulf Söderström, telephone +46 8 553 810 44, mobile phone +46 70 680 9595. Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1997, turnover totalled SEK 39,700 million and income after financial items SEK 2,800 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% 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/1998/12/03/19981203BIT00260/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1998/12/03/19981203BIT00260/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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