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16 January 2009 11:55 CET

Scania to deliver 91 trucks to the Finnish Defence Forces

According to a recently concluded purchasing agreement, Scania has been commissioned to supply 91 trucks to the Finnish Defence Forces during 2009 and 2010. The deal also includes a five-year repair and maintenance agreement and an option for another 197 vehicles within a 4-year period.

During 2008, Scania won several orders from the Finnish Defence Forces: 21 all-wheel-drive off-road trucks in July and earlier in the year an order from the Finnish Border Guard for 26 engines powering 13 new patrol boats.

Scania has supplied around 200 trucks to the Finnish Defence Forces during the past 10 years and Scania’s Finnish subsidiary, Oy Scan-Auto Ab, recently signed a deal for a six-year repair and maintenance agreement covering vehicles already delivered.

“Scania’s ability to supply special-purpose trucks for demanding transport tasks directly from the factory has been an advantage, and naturally so has the quality and performance of the trucks,” says Markku Lipsonen, Managing Director of Oy Scan-Auto Ab. “Combined with our comprehensive network of professional service workshops and the availability of repair and maintenance agreements, these have been decisive factors for the choice of Scania .”

For further information, please contact:
- Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, Scania, tel. +46 70 3468811.
- Heikki Fant, Public & Special Vehicles, Scania, tel. +46 70 7583059.
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Technical vehicle data

The vehicles on order form part of Scania’s modular product range and are to be supplied ready-for use, including bodywork. Some adaptations have been made to make these standard vehicles suitable for their intended use.

All vehicles comply with the Euro 5 emission standard, which enters into force within the European Union on 1 October 2009.

- 13 two-axle Scania P 400 4x2 trucks with the Scania CrewCab, a cab with seating for 6 persons. The engine is a 13-litre inline six producing 400 hp and 2100 Nm. Featuring high leaf-suspended chassis with fixed platforms, the vehicles will be used for driving school purposes with dual controls. Since 2007 more than 40 vehicles with the Scania CrewCab have been ordered by the Finnish national defence and several of them will be used for driver training.
- 25 three-axle Scania G 480 6x2 trucks with Scania’s high forward-control G-series sleeper cab. The engine is a 13-litre inline six producing 480 hp and 2500 Nm. Built on high leaf-suspended chassis and equipped with hooklifts, the vehicles will be used for driving school purposes with dual controls.
- 16 three-axle Scania G 480 6x4 tandem-drive trucks with Scania’s high forward-control G-series sleeper cab. The engine is a 13-litre inline six producing 480 hp and 2500 Nm. With high heavy-duty chassis, leaf-spring suspension and hooklifts, the vehicles are intended for equipment transport.
- 37 four-axle Scania G 480 8x4 tandem-drive trucks with Scania’s high forward-control G-series sleeper cab. The engine is a 13-litre inline six producing 480 hp and 2500 Nm. With high heavy-duty chassis, leaf-spring suspension and hooklifts, the vehicles are intended for equipment transport.

In addition to these 97 trucks, the agreement comprises an option for another 197 vehicles. Furthermore, in July 2008 the Finnish Defence Forces ordered 21 Scania G 420 8x8 all-wheel-drive off-road vehicles with the same type of repair and maintenance agreements, as well as training.

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 www.scania.com