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Flying start with 138 buses in two months

Scania’s successes on the Italian bus market are continuing, with orders for 138 buses since the start of this year alone. Forty-five are Scania OmniCity low-floor buses for inner-city operations, relates Henry Jonsson, Managing Director of Scania Bus Italy.

The largest single orders so far this year are for 60 buses in route operations for the city of Palermo and 30 city buses (OmniCity) for Genoa.

Scania’s increased focus on Europe’s third largest bus market resulted in 2001 in a sales increase of more than 50 percent, to just over 300 buses. This gave the company a total market share of about 8 per cent.

It was two years ago that Scania made a successful breakthrough into the Italian city bus segment with the OmniCity low-floor bus. Since then, more than 130 OmniCity buses have been sold to various Italian cities.

One proof of Scania’s successful drive is that the company recently received an award from the country’s largest trade publication in the transport sector – Tuttotrasporti – to mark its successes on the Italian city bus market.

"In the tourist coach segment, where Scania has a long tradition, we reached a market share of 12 per cent with sales of 120 coaches," concludes Henry Jonsson.

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