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Scania increases by 175 per cent

Since January this year, Scania has increased its engine sales in Brazil by 175 percent. The boom is the result of the country’s energy crisis, which has substantially increased the demand for diesel-powered generating sets.

Earlier this year, the Brazilian government introduced rationing in certain areas to avoid widespread electricity shortages. The energy crisis has hit both private consumers and companies.

As a result of electricity rationing, many companies have decided to secure their own electricity supplies by purchasing generator sets. For Scania, this has prompted a strong rise in sales.

"We expect to deliver about 2,400 engines this year," says Lennart Hjelte, Senior Vice President Scania Industrial and Marine Engines. "This is roughly three times more than we sold last year, and our market share has risen to about 40 percent."

Scania has its own engine production unit and sales organisation in Brazil, a factor that makes it possible for the company to be in the right place at the right time.

"The fact that we are on site in Brazil and can offer service throughout the country is naturally an important ingredient in our success," explains Lennart Hjelte.

Scania supplies engines to several generating set manufacturers in Brazil, such as Atlas Copco, Chicago Pneumatic and SMDO. Maquigeral is an important local manufacturer, also using Scania engines for many years now.

For more information, please contact

Annika Stenlund, Scania Industrial and Marine Engines,

tel. +46 8-553 899 90, mobile +46 70-578 99 90, or

Otávio C.F. de Barros, Scania Latin America, Industrial and Marine Engines,

tel. +55 11 43 44 92 48.