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150 replacement jobs in Falun

Today Scania has signed letters of intent with companies that wish to take over portions of the production in Falun, Sweden when Scania moves its European axle production to Södertälje, Sweden late in 2008. These companies have been Scania suppliers for some time. Initially, their operations will employ an estimated 150 people. The aim is that they will eventually also add new operations.

“The letters of intent mean that negotiations are now entering a stage where the parties will agree in greater detail on the conditions,” says Per Hallberg of Scania’s Executive Board.“It is encouraging that today we can already show the first results of our discussions concerning replacement jobs, which have been under way for a while,” says Anders Williamsson, head of Scania’s axle production unit in Falun.Mr Williamsson also points to constructive collaboration with the Municipality of Falun in this task, as well as when it comes to finding new companies that can establish operations at Scania’s premises in Falun. For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, Scania Corporate Relations, telephone +46 8 5538 9510.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 consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of 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 takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2005, revenue totalled SEK 63.3 billion and net income amounted to SEK 4.7 billion.Scania press releases are available on the Internet,