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10 June 1998 12:00 CET

Scania continues expansion in Poland

Scania Polska, Scania's wholly-owned subsidiary in Poland, today inaugurates its new dealership premises in the city of Pietrzykowice outside Wroclaw in south-western Poland. The city is a vital junction for truck traffic between Germany and eastern Europe, among other major routes.

Poland has rapidly climbed to pole position as Scania's largest market in eastern Europe. In 1997, Scania increased sales by about 130 percent to just over 700 trucks compared with the previous year. In the first quarter of 1998, Scania sold 280 (115) trucks and has increased its market share from just over 5 percent in 1994 to over 20 percent today.

Scania is represented in Poland with a modern dealership and service network in about 20 cities throughout the country. Expansion is continuing; next in line is modernisation of the service workshop in the town of Pila, which is expected to be completed by end June this year, followed by the inauguration of a new showroom and service facility later this summer in Lublin.

For further information, please contact Thomas Skoglund, Scania Communications and Public Affairs, on telephone no. +46-8-55 38 12 58 or mobile phone +46 70-556 07 97.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1997, turnover totalled SEK 39,700 million and income after financial items SEK 2,800 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.

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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