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Scania Lands Spanish Defence Order

Scania sells 700 new Scania DS9 engines to the Spanish defence. The contract has been signed between Scania Hispania and SSB Blindados S.A.

The engines with assembly kits are part of a large modernizing project covering the troop transport vehicles of the Spanish defence forces, types BMR and VEC. Delivery will take place over a five-year period, which is the amount of time it will take to replace the worn-out engines in the army vehicles.

The transaction is worth more than SEK 100 million for Scania. The fact that the Spanish defence forces have chosen to buy Swedish engines, and Scania in particular, in tough competition has implied a breakthrough for Scania as supplier to the Spanish defence.The purchasing transaction has been followed closely by the Spanish media.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 22,000 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, it is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1995, turnover totalled approx. SEK 34,800 million and profits after depreciation approx. SEK 4,800 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.

Photos of the Spanish troop transport vehicles are available viaScania’s home-pages on the World Wide Web at http://www.scania.se

Contact person:

Bengt Andersson, Sales Manager, Industrial and Marine Engines, telephone +46 8 5538 2635.