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
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 solutions.
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.