Pressroom: 100 years of peacekeeping history
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16 April 2012
For more than 100 years, Scania has supplied technologically advanced vehicles for peacekeeping and defence missions in various countries worldwide. The flexibility of Scania’s modular product system has turned out to be a major benefit to keep the vehicles in service.
In April 1912, the Swedish army commenced rigorous testing of a Scania-Vabis truck. Since then, Scania has supplied vehicles and services for peacekeeping purposes to many countries all over the world.
Scania vehicles stem from the company’s modular product system, benefiting from large-scale technology development for civilian applications. The system was born in the late 1930s and has evolved ever since. Well-known for its flexibility and adaptability for various applications, it is also a basis for easier servicing, parts supply and network training. In recent years, this flexibility, along with access to Scania's worldwide service network, has turned out to be a major benefit for peacekeeping forces in service in different parts of the world.