New Managing Director for Scania Nederland
Per Hallberg, currently technical director of Scania Buses & Coaches, has been appointed Managing Director of Scania's Dutch production company, Scania Nederland. He will assume the post on 1 March 1997 in succession to Jaap Bergema who, as already announced, is to take up a new appointment as head of the new Truck Assembly organisation on 1 January next and will also become a member of Scania's executive management with effect from that date. A successor to Per Hallberg will be nominated shortly.
In his new post, Per Hallberg will be responsible for operations at the Zwolle and Meppel assembly plants, which have a combined workforce of 2,000. Established in 1964, Scania Nederland now accounts for close to half of the company's European truck production.
Per Hallberg was born in 1952 and joined Scania in 1977 after graduating as a Master of Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology. From 1980 to 1985, he held a number of managerial posts in planning and materials management at the Scania chassis shop in Södertälje. In 1985, he was appointed head of Central Planning, a post which was broadened in 1989 to include responsibility for materials administration of production items within the company's purchasing function.
On 1 August 1990, Per Hallberg was appointed technical director of Scania-Bussar AB - now Scania Buses & Coaches - in Katrineholm, with responsibility for product development and production within Scania's global busbuilding operation.
For further information, please contact Hans Rubenstein, head of Public Relations, tel. +46-8-553 81258 or +46-70-556 07 97.
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, Scania 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.