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18 June 2007 9:00 CET
Scania to deliver 300 buses and coaches to leading British operator
Scania has won its largest ever single order for buses and coaches in the UK. National Express Group has selected 300 Scania vehicles for delivery over the coming three years.
The order comprises 180 Scania Omni single- and double-deck buses and 120 Scania coaches with bodywork supplied by Caetano Levante. The vehicles will be used by National Express Group's UK-wide coach network and bus operations in the West Midlands and London areas.
"We are naturally delighted with this order, which firmly cements Scania's position as one of the UK's leading bus and coach suppliers today," comments Geoff Bell, Bus and Coach Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. "National Express Group is a high-profile and long-established Scania operator and we now look forward to delivering these vehicles and supporting them throughout their in-service lives via our nationwide dealer network."
For more information, please contact Gunnar Boman, tel +46 8 553 895 10
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 32,800 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. Bus and coach production takes place in Sweden, Brazil and Mexico, while bodybuilding takes place in Poland and Russia. In 2006, invoiced sales totalled SEK 70.7 billion and the net income amounted to SEK 5.9 billion. Scania press releases are available on the Internet, www.scania.com