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Biggest contract ever for Scania France

Transalliance – one of the leading haulage companies in France – has signed a contract with Scania’s French subsidiary, Scania France, for the supply of a further 350 trucks for delivery before the end of the year. The order is additional to last year’s order for 170 vehicles.

Worth about SEK 300 million, the contract is based on a 36-month leasing arrangement.

"This is the biggest contract ever received by Scania France," says MD Marc Haezenberghe. "We have had a long-standing business relationship with Transalliance and the total of 520 new trucks which they have now ordered will make Scania a highly visible part of their expanding fleet.

Commenting on the order, Philippe Michel, MD of Transalliance, noted that Scania’s service network, which offers service and parts facilities covering the entire European continent, played an important role in closing the deal. The provision of financing by Scania France was also a significant factor.

"We are very pleased with Scania’s package, which meets our extremely high demands for profitability and availability, while the truck itself has a high image value and is greatly appreciated by our drivers," he says.

All of the trucks in the latest order are Scania 420-hp tractors with Topline cabs.

The Transalliance transport network has expanded strongly in France and Europe, and the group now has 3,000 employees and a total fleet of 2,500 trucks.

For further information, please contact Bo Östlund, tel. +46-8-553 82846 or +46-70-543 8142.