Scania's changeover highly successful

Scania's changeover highly successful - new working methods and global production "The changeover to the new product range has so far functioned perfectly. Together with our suppliers we have strived to identify and prevent disruptions well ahead of series production, and this has been immensely successful. By transferring production of the 4-series to our factories in South America, we have in addition been able to maintain excellent delivery capacity." These are the words of Per Hallberg, Head of Production and Procurement at Scania, as he summarises the production situation six months after market introduction of the new range. It was in April that Scania started the changeover from the 4-series to the new P-, R- and T-series within the company's European production organisation. "Today both our component workshops and our assembly units have passed the most difficult part of the changeover. At the factory in Oskarshamn, for instance, which supplies the European production organisation with cabs, the new product range now constitutes about 70 percent of production," says Per Hallberg. For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, phone +46 8 553 856 62 or Johanna Daugaard, phone +46 8 553 837 16. Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applica­tions, and of industrial and marine engines. With 29,1 00 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 2003, turnover totalled SEK 50,500 million and the result after financial items was SEK 4,600 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and some 95 percent of Scania's vehicles are sold outside Sweden. Scania press releases are available on the Internet, www.scania.com [N04038EN] H-Å Danielsson ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/10/21/20041021BIT00240/wkr0001.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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