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29 August 2006 14:00 CET

More jobs in Falun

Scania is taking a further step in its effort to obtain replacement jobs in Falun, Sweden, when the company’s European axle and gearbox production is concentrated in Södertälje, Sweden. Zakrisdalsverken AB will take over portions of Scania’s production in Falun, thereby creating about 60 jobs.

“Together with the agreement we signed with the LEAX Group in June, so far we have obtained at least 160 replacement jobs in Falun,” says Per Hallberg, Scania’s Head of Production and Procurement. “This shows that we are taking responsibility for both our employees and the municipality.

“Given the experience Zakrisdalsverken has from the vehicle industry, we will be gaining a quality-conscious, long-term supplier,” Mr Hallberg says.

With its head office in Karlstad, Sweden, Zakrisdalsverken will take over the production of gear housings and rear axle parts for Scania trucks and buses. These operations will take place at Scania’s current premises in Falun.

“Our investment in Falun is consistent with our strategy and gives us an opportunity to continue growing,” says Sören Strömberg, Managing Director of Zakrisdalsverken.

Zakrisdalsverken AB, has a long tradition as a supplier of products and services mainly for the vehicle and defence industries.

For further information, please contact:
Gunnar Boman, Scania, telephone +46 70 550 8606.
Sören Strömberg, Zakrisdalsverken, telephone +46 70 856 7802

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 30,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production plants are located in Europe and South America, with facilities for the global exchange of both components and finished vehicles. In 2005, revenue totalled SEK 63.3 billion and net income amounted to SEK 4.7 billion. Scania’s press releases are available on the Internet at www.scania.com.