Scania expands its operations in Taiwan
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- March 28, 2014
Scania (STO:SCVA) (STO:SCVB)is strengthening its position in the Taiwanese
bus market. The company has recently received orders for 180 bus chassis. In
order to provide high uptime for bus and truck operators, Scania will add new
workshops to its Taiwanese service network.
The 180 chassis will be delivered to two separate customers.
Major bus and coach bodybuilder Bo Sheng Body has continued its long-term
cooperation with Scania by ordering 80 Scania K 400 coach chassis. Bo Sheng
Body’s main focus is on the tourist coach segment and delivery of the new
chassis has already commenced.
In addition, Taiwan’s leading bus operator U-Bus has ordered 100 Scania K 400
coach chassis. U-Bus has a fleet of some 1,500 buses and operates intercity
services as well as tourist coaches and city buses. The new buses will join
the company's tourist coach and intercity service fleets.
“Scania’s share of the bus and coach market in Taiwan has grown over the past
three years,” says David Lin, Sales and Marketing Director at Scania’s
Taiwanese subsidiary Griffin Automotive. “The coach segment is growing and in
2013 we almost achieved a 10 percent market share.”
In recent years, Scania Taiwan has secured orders from several major intercity
The increased number of buses and coaches is resuting in greater demand for
“We will open two new workshops during 2014,” says Per Lilljequist, Managing
Director of Griffin Automotive. “These will further enhance our service
network and will allow us to offer Scania bus, coach and truck operators the
best possible service.”
The two new facilities will bring the total number of workshops operated by
Scania in Taiwan to 10. In addition to these, there are also two
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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