Scania supplies 58 trucks to Belarus
Scania has obtained an order for 58 trucks from the Belarussian company Belmagistral Autotrans. During the first six months this year Scania has thus sold as many Scania trucks to Belarus as during the whole of 1996.
Belmagistral Autotrans is a state-owned company seated in Minsk in central Belarus. The trucks will be distributed to several small haulage companies that form part of the group. The vehicles on order are Scania R124 GA4x2 tractor units for long-haulage operation between Russia, Belarus and western Europe.
Scania currently operates a service workshop in Brest in western Belarus and recently signed a distributor agreement with Primer, a company that later this year will open a service facility in Minsk.
During 1996 a total of some 250 west European heavy trucks were sold in Belarus, 43 of which were Scania.
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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 SEK 33,700 million and profits after depreciation SEK 2,700 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.