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Scania develops its sales and service organisation

Over the past fifteen years, Scania has carried out forward integration and implemented a substantial change in its sales and service operations. Today nearly 40 percent of Scania’s employees and assets are at work in its sales and service companies, compared to about 10 percent in the early 1990s. Meanwhile the task of taking full advantage of the economies of scale related to this investment remains.

Hans-Christer Holgersson, today Senior Vice President Latin American Operations, and Per-Erik Lindquist, today Senior Vice President Sales and Services Europe, will join Scania’s Executive Board on 1 January 2006. Gunnar Rustad, Group Vice President Sales and Services, will leave his position at the same time.

Mr Lindquist will assume responsibility for Franchise and Factory Sales and Mr Holgersson for Sales and Services Management. Mr Holgersson will be succeeded in his current position by Michel de Lambert.

Hans-Christer Holgersson, 52, joined Scania in 1985. Among other positions, he has served as Managing Director of Scania Finans AB, Managing Director of Scania Argentina and most recently as Senior Vice President Latin American Operations. 

Per-Erik Lindquist, 45, joined Scania in 1984. After various positions within the sales and service organisation, among others as Managing Director of Scania Belgium, Mr Lindquist left Scania in 2000 for a position as Executive Vice President at Alfa Laval. In 2004 he re-joined Scania as Head of Sales and Services Europe.

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For further information, please contact Cecilia Edström, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, telephone +46 8 553 835 57.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consist of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 30,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production plants are located in Europe and South America, with facilities for the global exchange of both components and finished vehicles. In 2004, invoiced sales totalled SEK 56.7 billion and net income amounted to SEK 4.1 billion.