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Scania secures orders for 250 bus chassis:

Company strengthens market position in Egypt

Scania has received orders for a total of 250 bus chassis from Egypt and Ghana. In total, the orders are worth approximately SEK100 million. The Egyptian customer is Ghabbour Egypt, which has ordered 200 units, while the State Transport Company of Ghana accounts for the remainder.

"To Scania, the Ghanian order represents a breakthrough into a new bus market," says Rolf Teljeby, head of marketing at Scania Buses & Coaches.

"The Egyptian order is a follow-up to the order for 144 bus chassis which we received last autumn," continues Rolf Teljeby. "Ghabbour Egypt will bodywork the chassis for interurban and tourist services. The 200 chassis will be shipped as assembly kits between the coming May and December."

Scania is one of the leading bus marques in Egypt, to which it has supplied about 1,200 units over the years.

Concurrently with the Egyptian order, Scania has been awarded a contract to supply 50 bus chassis to Ghana. The vehicles will be bodied locally with Neoplan bodies manufactured in the German company's Ghanaian plant.

"The orders will help to maintain a high level of production at Scania's bus assembly plant in Katrineholm, Sweden. However, no new recruitment is envisaged," concludes Rolf Teljeby.

For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, Head of Public Relations at Scania Buses & Coaches, tel. +46-150-58599.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 22,200 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1996, turnover totalled approx. SEK 33,700 million and profits after depreciation approx. SEK 2,700 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.

Bus manufacture takes place in Sweden, Brazil, Denmark and Poland.