Scania has sold its first 13 city buses to the city of Luxemburg. The order marks a breakthrough for the company’s city bus operations, and is the result of Scania’s drive to put its city buses on the streets of Luxemburg. The buses will be delivered starting in spring 2001.
“This bus deal is of strategic importance to us. We are determined to be a comprehensive supplier of commercial vehicles on the Luxemburg market,” says Mats Gunnarsson, MD of Scania Luxemburg. “Earlier this year, we delivered the first four Scania trucks ever to the city of Luxemburg.”
“This order is the first result of our focus on the Luxemburg bus market,” says Rolf Teljeby, Head of Scania Bus Europe. “The whole point of creating Scania Bus Europe was to better support the local organisations in their bus operations. This sale is evidence that we have truly succeeded in that strategy.”
Of the 13 buses, nine are Scania OmniCity – a low-floor 12-metre bus – and four are 9-metre Scania MidiCity buses. The buses will be made at Scania’s production units in Katrineholm in Sweden and Silkeborg in Denmark.
For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, Scania Buses & Coaches, on telephone number +46 150 58599 or mobile phone +46 70 5508606,
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 25,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1999, turnover totalled SEK 47,100 million and the result after financial items was SEK 4,500 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and some 95 percent of Scania’s vehicles are sold outside Sweden. Bus manufacture takes place in Sweden, Brazil, Denmark, Poland and Mexico.
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