Scania starts operations in East Africa

  Scania starts operations in East Africa

Business Wire

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- February 28, 2014

Scania (STO:SCVA) (STO:SCVB) has now started operations in East Africa with a
centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In Kenya, an independent distributor has previously
represented Scania.

“This is a long term commitment to Kenya and East Africa. The market provides
great opportunities and challenges for the transportation industry,” says
Managing Director Per Holmström, Scania East Africa.

The East African transport sector is expected to grow by 10–15 percent
annually, driven by strong economic growth. “This economic growth will
generate a greater transport flow of goods from the port of Mombasa into
eastern Africa.”

Eastern Africa will now be integrated in Scania’s vast global sales and
service network, and offer its customers even better support. In Kenya, Scania
has dealers in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru. Scania presently has a limited
share of the heavy truck market but a significant share of the bus market.
With its strengthened commitment, Scania has set ambitious targets for
substantial growth.

Scania seeks to be an active part of Kenya’s transport sector development by,
for example, contributing to a safer and more sustainable traffic environment.

Training and development of drivers form an essential part of Scania’s
customer offer. Developing the skills of professional drivers generate better
uptime, lower fuel consumption and safer transport. “Professional driver
training is one of the best ways to improve road safety,” Per Holmström said.

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
41,000 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 2013, net sales totalled SEK 86.8
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.2 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)

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Contact:

Scania East Africa
Per Holmström
Managing Director
Tel +254 20 391 4000.
 
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