Scania's 4-series awarded:
In the last few days, Scania has obtained two prestigious trade awards. The British award highlights the flexibility of Scania's 4-series truck range for a wide variety of applications. The German award focuses on the quality and reliability, the high technology and safety levels, as well as the good trade-in value of Scania trucks.
Best imported truck in Germany
Fleet Truck of the Year in England
"We rate the two current awards very highly because they are based not only on the news value of a new range of trucks but on actual operating experience in the most important markets in Europe," says Urban Erdtman, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Europe.
For the first time this year, the German transport magazines lastauto omnibus and transaktuell, together with the vehicle inspection agency Dekra, have presented a series of trade awards entitled "Nutzfahrzeuge des Jahres" (trucks of the year). The winner in the classes for heavy imported long-haulage and distribution trucks was Scania. The votes were given by 7,500 readers of the two magazines and 500 Dekra engineers.
The British weekly Motor Transport annually presents a series of awards for significant achievements in the transport business. Scania's 4-series won the Fleet Truck of the Year award in fierce competition from Volvo, MAN and ERF. The judges pointed to the way the 4-series has quickly established itself as a leading contender for a variety of transport tasks, and also to the high engineering standard.
Since the launch in 1995 and the subsequent appointment as International Truck of the Year 1996, Scania's 4-series trucks has captured a large number of prestigious awards worldwide, including several national Truck of the Year appointments.
For further information, please contact Anita Bohlin, tel. +46-8 553 852 75.
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.