1979: Scania’s sales skyrocket

1979: Scania’s sales skyrocket

Increasing from 12,542 trucks in 1970, this year Scania delivers 22,841 trucks of which 5,813 are produced in Brazil, and 3,016 in Zwolle, the Netherlands. During the 1970s Scania’s sales skyrocket in important continental markets such as Germany and France. Behind this demand for higher outputs are higher gross weights and axle weights as the European highway network is expanding. But public authorities are also increasingly demanding that heavy trucks should blend into the rhythm of the traffic flow, especially on Germany’s Autobahn network, where acceleration and cruising speeds need to meet higher standards.