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25 February 2008 13:05 CET

Scania to deliver 50 coaches to Veolia Transport

Scania will supply a total of 50 tourist coaches to Veolia Transport for use during the European Football Championship in June 2008. They will transport VIP guests invited by the participating national football associations.

The deal comprises 2- and 3-axle coaches of different lengths and heights with various locally adapted solutions for service and maintenance, as well as operational leasing in some cases. After Euro 2008, the vehicles will continue to operate for Veolia Transport in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

“Deals like this prove Scania’s standing as a respected supplier of complete vehicles with comprehensive international service backup,” says Melker Jernberg, responsible for Scania Buses and Coaches. “With a total of more than 15,000 vehicles sold since 1991, the Scania Irizar Century is our most successful coach model ever.”

Veolia Transport, based in France, is Europe's leading private operator of public transportation. The company is well established in Europe, North America and Australia, operating mostly in the framework of public-private partnerships. Veolia’s passenger services are based on buses, light rail systems, metros, taxis, coaches, trains and ferries, including passenger information and trip management systems. Rail freight services with related logistics are provided for industries in Europe. Environmental solutions, including choice of energy, are developed jointly with customers.

For further information, please contact

- Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel. +46 70 3468811
- Anders Dewoon, Sales Director Scania Irizar Coaches, tel. +46 70 5382103

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