Breakthrough for Scania trucks in Colombia
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- April 16, 2013
Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) has made a breakthrough in the Colombian truck
market by delivering 81 tippers and vehicle-related services to the
Hidroituango construction consortium.
"We are taking an important step inColombiaby introducing our trucks," says
Enrique Enrich, Managing Director of ScaniaColombia. "With this operation,
Scania will have the opportunity to showcase the quality of its products and
services to the Colombian market."
The Hidroituango consortium is building a hydroelectric power plant
inColombia’s north, 180 kilometres north of the city ofMedellin. The plant
will be the country’s largest.
The truck models delivered will be Scania construction trucks of the P-seriesP
410 8x4, P 360 6x4 and P 410 6x4. They will begin to operate at the
construction site this month. The trucks are equipped with Scania Opticruise
automated gearchanging and the Scania Retarder auxiliary braking system.
In addition to the trucks, Scania will provide a team of technicians
specialising in maintenance and repair at construction sites. Scania will also
provide parts and driver training.
“Everything is organised to ensure that the vehicles will have high uptime and
low operating cost over their life cycle,” Enrich says. “We deliver a complete
package of solutions, according to the needs of our clients."
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
38,600 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 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)
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