1918: Annual capacity of 125 vehicles

1918: Annual capacity of 125 vehicles

With end of World War One approaching, truck production in Malmö is running at full capacity. The annual capacity is 125 vehicles. The objectives are to produce vehicles in volume along the same lines as Ford in the USA and to focus on export. Assisted by the opening up of foreign markets after the war, Scania-Vabis thus hopes to become one of Europe’s leading truckmakers. Reality comes as a disappointment; with the postwar removal of import restrictions, the Swedish market is flooded with cheap, mass-produced vehicles from abroad.