Scania is Organising a High-Level Meeting in Brussels on Sustainable
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- November 12, 2012
At Scania’s transport conference in Brussels on Wednesday, November 14, the
transport industry, public authorities and the European Union will gather to
discuss sustainable transport development. The participants will include EU
Commissioners Connie Hedegaard and Siim Kallas.
The theme of the conference is what can be done and what is required to reduce
CO2 emissions from the transport sector – here and now, and in the future.
One of the challenges is to combine sustainable development with continued
economic growth in the EU member countries, so that the Union’s international
competitiveness can be strengthened and improved.
“Bringing a broader perspective to these challenges is critical.
Traditionally, there has been a sharp division between vehicle suppliers,
transport operators and transport buyers. Through the Brussels conference,
Scania would like to help build relationships among all the actors in the
value chain as well as with political decision-makers and the whole society we
serve,” says Scania’s President and CEO Martin Lundstedt.
Irish truck driver Gabriel Warde is one of the specially invited guests at the
conference. He won the final of the Scania Young European Truck Driver
Competition 2012 and will be honoured for his achievement at a special award
ceremony. The competition brought together 17,000 young truck drivers from 24
Scania’s high-level conference has been a recurring element of the Brussels
meeting agenda since the late 1990s and usually brings together between 200
and 300 participants.
Read more about Scania’s transport conference on
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s
operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions
and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some
37,500 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and
development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of
both components and complete vehicles. In 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7
billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com
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