Scania will enter the Indian bus and coach market for the first time whenBusworld India ― a trade fair focused on developments in the Indian bus industry― opens its doors on 1 February 2013 in Mumbai. Scania Metrolink, a complete newrange of buses and coaches for intercity and tourist services, will be launchedat the fair. The Scania Metrolink for the Indian market will be manufactured atScania’s industrial facility in Bengaluru.Information about the new range of buses and coaches and about Scania’sinvestment in the Indian bus and truck market is available onwww.scania.com/media/busworld
Scania has been represented in the Indian market since 2007, when a partnershipwas initiated with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for sales of trucks to the miningindustry. In 2011, Scania established its own company inIndiain order to boostits presence in additional segments of the Indian commercial vehicle market. Inlate 2012, a range of trucks for heavy road haulage was launched.
In 2012, the company also began construction an industrial facility ― the ScaniaRegional Product Centre ― in an industrial area about 40 km east of Bengaluru,the capital of Karnataka state. Scania is investing a total of about SEK 300 m.in the facility, which will also be the centre of the company’s commercialoperations in the country.
The industrial operations will consist of final assembly of truck and buschassis as well as bodywork and fitting out of complete vehicles. The headoffice of Scania’s Indian company, complete with a service workshop and acentral parts warehouse, is also being built at the same site.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavytransport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-relatedproducts account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuringScania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scaniaalso offers financial services. Employing some 37,500 people, the companyoperates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities areconcentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and SouthAmerica, with facilities for global interchange of both components and completevehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amountedto SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are available onwww.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/se)