Saturday, 28 July 2012

Scania Commercial Vehicles conduct ground breaking ceremony for their new plant in Bangalore



Scania Commercial Vehicles India today laid the foundation stone for its newindustrial plant in Narasapura, Bangalore, which will assemble trucks andbuses for the Indian market.

The ground-breaking ceremony was held at the manufacturing site in Narasapura (20km from Hosakote). The new plant will feature a completely knocked-down (CKD)assembly unit for truck and bus chassis, along with planned bodybuilding of city busesand coaches. The facility has been specially designed to be in line with the globalstandards of the Scania Group.

Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, laid thefoundation stone for the new plant. Sivakumar Viswam, Director Sales, SureshEkambaram, Director After Sales and Stefan Wiklund, Director Finance were also partof the ground-breaking ceremony.

The new plant demonstrates Scania’s commitment to India. Scania plans to investINR 2.5 billion (SEK 322 million) in the new production facility over the next year andwill employ up to 800 people in this facility over the next five years. The CKD plant willbe constructed on an area of about 140,000 m2, and the first rollout of trucks andbuses is expected in early next year.

Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, said, “Theground-breaking ceremony signifies an important landmark for Scania in India. Weaim to produce and sell 2,000 heavy trucks and 1,000 intercity buses and coaches peryear within the next five years. With this new assembly unit in Bangalore, we areconfident of meeting the requirements of our customers.”

Scania’s strategies for India are innovative, offering value through lower total cost ofownership for customers and bringing in the best products and services. TheNarasapura manufacturing facility is expected to further boost the company’s salesand service offering, bring in a wider selection of models and shorten delivery times.Scania’s high service levels ensure high uptime and low operating cost for customers.

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