Scania to Deliver 485 Trucks to Austrian Public Sector
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- March 13, 2014
Scania AB (STO:SCVA) (STO:SCVB)
The Austrian public procurement organisation Bundesbeschaffungs GmbH (BBG) and
Scania Österreich have signed an agreement for the delivery of up to 485
Scania Euro 6 trucks over the next three years. The agreement is worth about
EUR 65 million.
The trucks will be put into use by Austrian cities, communities and other
public organisations, including the Austrian motorway operator ASFINAG. The
vehicles will be delivered over a three-year period ending in March 2017.
The order represents a breakthrough for Scania’s municipal vehicles in
Austria. It covers a variety of truck types, including winter service
vehicles, refuse trucks, and trucks equipped with cranes and with dumper
bodies. The vehicles were evaluated according to criteria which included
price, emission levels and fuel-consumption, and available technical
Christian Teichmann, Director for Scania Österreich, says, “The framework
agreement with BBG is the largest completed agreement in the history of Scania
Österreich. For Scania Österreich this business is of particular importance as
we met the complex technical requirements put forward by BBG and offered a
technical and business solution, including well-proven Euro 6 technology, for
a variety of vehicle segments.”
Vehicles of this type are typically operated by public authorities for up to
18 years before being decommissioned. With 16 workshops across Austria, Scania
is well placed to supply ongoing service and maintenance to the vehicles.
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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