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Scania continues to restructure production - Polish plant to focus on bus assembly

The assembly of Scania trucks in Poland is to be discontinued at the end of this half-year. The production capacity which will thereby be freed at Scania Kapena in Slupsk is needed to meet a growing demand for city and intercity buses. Truck assembly personnel at the plant will be offered employment in the busbuilding operation.

Scania’s need for increased bodybuilding capacity is a result of its recent sales successes, notably in the Italian and Britsih markets, where more than 160 orders for new buses have been received this year so far.

"Concentrating exclusively on busbuilding in Poland will, at the same time, provide us with a more rational truck assembly structure in Europe, by enabling complete truck chassis to be delivered directly to the Polish market instead of being shipped as kits for local assembly," comments Per Hallberg, Group Vice President, Production and Procurement.

With the disposal of the busbuilding operation in Denmark to Vest-Buss of Norway at the end of last year, Scania now has bus bodybuilding operations in Sweden, Poland and Russia.

Vehicles produced in Russia are marketed locally, while exports to other European markets are supplied from both Sweden and Poland. The recently formed company Omni i Katrineholm AB in Sweden is the hub of Scania’s bus bodybuilding operation, and is also responsible for product and methods development. The bus chassis are supplied from Sweden.

For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, tel. +46-150-585 99, mobile +46-70-550 86 06.