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07 February 1996 12:00 CET

Many customer benefits with more efficient parts distribution

To provide maximum service to its customers, Scania now distributes parts directly to dealers from two distribution centres – in Sweden and Belgium. All dealers in western and central Europe are planned to be linked to the system within a couple of years. Support stores in strategic places are being established to ensure overnight deliveries to remote areas.

The system with direct deliveries means that dealers have access to a complete assortment of part for overnight delivery. Direct distribution offers several advantages, compared to traditional parts distribution from a central store to importer stores, which in turn supply parts to dealers and customers:

  • fast access to a broader assortment of parts
  • smooth ordering, packing and delivery without intermediate handling
  • less repetitive operations in stock handling and transport
  • considerably reduced capital tie-up in all stages 
Scania has already implemented direct deliveries to Sweden, Finland, Belgium, the 
British Isles, France and Germany. Dealers in these countries thus receive parts 
directly from Scania’s distribution centres in Södertälje, Sweden, and Opglabbeek, 
Belgium. Other European markets are planned to be connected to the system during 
1996 and 1997.

Scania now initiates the next phase of the direct-distribution concept. To ensure 
overnight deliveries also to remote countries in Europe, support stores will be setup
in a few strategic places, e.g. in Spain for the Iberian peninsula and in Great Britain 
for the British Isles.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 35,000 people, Scania 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 2007, invoiced sales totalled SEK 84.5 billion and net income amounted to SEK 8.6 billion. Scania press releases are available at