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Scania chooses distributor for Myanmar

Scania has entered into an agreement with Octagon International Services Co Ltd
regarding sales and service of trucks and buses in Myanmar, formerly known as
Burma. The ongoing modernisation of the country and its infrastructure has led
to increased demand for trucks for goods and construction-related transport
services as well as for tourist and long-distance coaches.
“If Myanmar continues to develop positively, the country can become one of the
major markets in the region for vehicles of Western European standard and
quality levels,” says Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Head of
Franchise and Factory Sales. “Octagon expects to deliver 200-300 vehicles even
during its first year as our distributor.”
Octagon International Services, a company in the Shwe Taung Group, is a
distributor of world-leading makes of machinery and vehicles for the
construction industry and is also responsible for providing service to this
sector. By including Scania’s trucks in its product portfolio, the company will
strengthen its capability to deliver comprehensive solutions for the major
infrastructure projects that are under way.
“Even today there is heavy demand for robust trucks with good load capacity for
transport services, for instance in construction of roads and power plant dams.
The need for trucks for long-haul goods transport will also increase in line
with improved road standards and economic growth,” says Henriksson.
Concurrently with the expansion of the road network and continued urbanisation,
demand is also increasing for long-distance coach services, particularly for
travel between the major cities of Nay Pyi Taw,Yangon and Mandalay. The growing
stream of tourists visiting Myanmar has also contributed to the increased
demand. Octagon expects to deliver some 100 buses and coaches during its first
year as Scania’s distributor.
Octagon has recently opened a new service facility exclusively for Scania’s
vehicles in Nay Pyi Taw and is now building a Scania workshop inYangon. The
construction of a new workshop in Mandalay will also begin shortly.
“The investment that our distributor is making to build up a service network
will provide Scania with a strong position in the market. Octagon’s investment
also demonstrates that companies in the country believe in continued positive
development in Myanmar,” concludes Henriksson.
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 37,500 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 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7 billion and net income amounted
to SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com

Scania has entered into an agreement with Octagon International Services Co Ltdregarding sales and service of trucks and buses in Myanmar, formerly known asBurma. The ongoing modernisation of the country and its infrastructure has ledto increased demand for trucks for goods and construction-related transportservices as well as for tourist and long-distance coaches.“If Myanmar continues to develop positively, the country can become one of themajor markets in the region for vehicles of Western European standard andquality levels,” says Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Head ofFranchise and Factory Sales. “Octagon expects to deliver 200-300 vehicles evenduring its first year as our distributor.”


Octagon International Services, a company in the Shwe Taung Group, is adistributor of world-leading makes of machinery and vehicles for theconstruction industry and is also responsible for providing service to thissector. By including Scania’s trucks in its product portfolio, the company willstrengthen its capability to deliver comprehensive solutions for the majorinfrastructure projects that are under way.


“Even today there is heavy demand for robust trucks with good load capacity fortransport services, for instance in construction of roads and power plant dams.The need for trucks for long-haul goods transport will also increase in linewith improved road standards and economic growth,” says Henriksson.
Concurrently with the expansion of the road network and continued urbanisation,demand is also increasing for long-distance coach services, particularly fortravel between the major cities of Nay Pyi Taw,Yangon and Mandalay. The growingstream of tourists visiting Myanmar has also contributed to the increaseddemand. Octagon expects to deliver some 100 buses and coaches during its firstyear as Scania’s distributor.


Octagon has recently opened a new service facility exclusively for Scania’svehicles in Nay Pyi Taw and is now building a Scania workshop inYangon. Theconstruction of a new workshop in Mandalay will also begin shortly.


“The investment that our distributor is making to build up a service networkwill provide Scania with a strong position in the market. Octagon’s investmentalso demonstrates that companies in the country believe in continued positivedevelopment in Myanmar,” concludes Henriksson.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.Scania also 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 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7 billion and net income amountedto SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com

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