In 1965, the Chinese Ministry of Forestry purchased 10 Scania-Vabis trucks for long-term evaluation in exceptionally tough timber haulage. The deal marks the beginning of Scania’s continuous 50-year presence in China. In traditional Scania fashion, the pioneering years were characterised by personal initiative and dedication.
When Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently visited China, Scania’s Mats Harborn talked him through the paradigm shift that the country’s economy is currently undergoing. The Executive Director of Scania China’s Strategic Office, Harborn says the changes will bring big opportunities for many, including the automotive sector.