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22 August 2012 10:00 CET

Scania concludes a large Nordic deal with PostNord

PostNord has chosen Scania as the supplier of all the heavy trucks in a large procurement of vehicles for distribution of letters and packages in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Before year-end, Scania will deliver a total of 136 trucks, including 122 for PostNord’s operations in Sweden.

“The deal is an acknowledgment of our strength. It confirms that Scania has trucks for both local and long haul transport services that meet PostNord’s requirements for quality and for high performance when it comes to fuel consumption and environmental impact,” says Peter Eriksson, Senior Key Account Manager at Scania International Fleet Sales.

Slightly more than half of the order is for Scania’s P-series trucks for local and regional distribution, featuring a 9-litre 230 hp engine and the automated gearchanging system Scania Opticruise. For long haul transport services, PostNord has chosen Scania’s G-series trucks featuring a 13-litre 400 hp engine. All trucks are fitted out with engines that meet the highest environmental classification, EEV (Enhanced Environmental Friendly Vehicle).

For Swedish-based retailer Scania-BilarSverige AB, the PostNord order is the company’s single largest sale so far this year.

PostNord was formed in 2009 by the merger between the Danish-based Post Danmark A/S and the Swedish-basedPostenAB.It offers communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic region. The company is one of the largest logistics companies in the Nordic region with about 1,600 of its own trucks.

For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel. +46 8 553 856 62.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 37,500 people, the company 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 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7 billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com