Scania is inaugurating a bus and coach production facility in India today at the company’s first industrial site in Asia. The facility has a capacity to produce 1,000 buses per year and will primarily serve the Indian market.
Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director at Scania India, describes how Scania’s investment in its first production facility in Asia, which began assembling trucks in 2013, follows the Indian government’s strategy of creating a global manufacturing hub for international brands.
The Indian production facility has a capacity to produce 1,000 bio-fuelled Metrolink and OmniExpress buses per year. The bio-fuelled buses will contribute to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases while at the same time supporting local business that can use local waste to produce local fuel for local transport. Scania will therefore contribute to creating new income streams for the local population.
“With more than 500 million Indian people living in cities in 15 years’ time, Indian citizens need a comfortable, safe and well-functioning city transportation systems. That’s where Scania city buses and intercity buses will come into the picture,” says Grundströmer.