Truck of the year in Russia

Market leader Scania Truck of the Year in Russia Scania has been elected Truck of the Year in Russia in the best imported heavy vehicle category. The award was made by a jury of the country's leading trade journalists. The jury was faced with a choice of foreign models from Scania, Volvo, Iveco, Mercedes, MAN, DAF and Renault. The official Russian statistics of sales of heavy vehicles for 2001 were published at the same time. These show that Scania leads the field with 29% of the market for imported trucks. Amounting to approximately 25,000 vehicles annually, the market for heavy vehicles in Russia is completely dominated by domestic makes, with western trucks accounting for only 5% or so. However, the percentage of European trucks is increasing rapidly as the Russian economy strengthens, and is now approaching 10%. "Winning the Truck of the Year award is obviously very satisfying," comments P.G. Nilsson, MD of Scania's subsidiary, Scania Russia. "It is also gratifying to note that sales this year to date have exceeded our own predictions and that we are heading for record volumes - around 500 vehicles - since we commenced activities in Russia. The response to our purpose-built Griffin model, in particular, has been almost overwhelming." Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 28,300 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 2001, turnover totalled SEK 53,000 million and the result after financial items was SEK 1,500 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 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/06/06/20020606BIT00370/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/06/06/20020606BIT00370/wkr0002.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 2018, we delivered 88,000 trucks, 8,500 buses as well as 12,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 137 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 52,000 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 TRATON SE. For more information visit: www.scania.com.

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