Scania’s trucks as a platform for its largest, most efficient mobile concrete
pumps. In addition to the 375 trucks being delivered by April, the company has
now ordered 435 more trucks that will be delivered before the end of June.
“The year has started very well. The deliveries to Zoomlion alone mean that our
sales volume during the first quarter of 2012 is at about as high as during the
full year 2011,” says Peter Sjöblom, Managing Director of Scania’s Chinese sales
The partnership between Scania and Zoomlion is advancing smoothly. Scania’s
truck chassis have been increasingly customised to facilitate and streamline
Zoomlion’s work of fitting the trucks with equipment, i.e. superstructures. In
close customer-supplier cooperation, Scania’s trucks have also been dimensioned
to be able to carry and transport even longer concrete placing booms.
“Scania's strong position as a supplier of trucks to the premium segment for
concrete pumps also represents a success for our entire organisation’s
cross-functional working method,” says Mr Sjöblom.
Scania has delivered trucks to Zoomlion since 2008. The trucks are fitted with
Scania’s 6-cylinder 420-470 hp engines. The pumps are used in the construction
of high-rise buildings and bridges, for example.
In order to ensure high uptime, Scania China has trained personnel at Zoomlion’s
own service workshops and has also established special teams of service
technicians who can assist in the event of operational disruptions.
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd is China’s leading
manufacturer of machinery and equipment which is used, for example, in the
construction of important national infrastructure. Research and development is
also conducted in the group, as well as technology consulting services. Zoomlion
was founded in 1992 and today has more than 30,000 employees. The Italian
concrete pump manufacturer Cifa has been part of the group since 2008. Zoomlion
is the world’s largest concrete machinery manufacturer.