Scania’s service revenue increased by 11 percent to SEK 4.8 billion during the third quarter of 2014. Europe and Asia displayed the highest growth rate. The sharp increase in connected vehicles is paving the way for new service concepts that can reduce customer costs.
IAA 2014, Hanover: At IAA, Europe’s largest trade exhibition for commercial vehicles, Scania’s President and CEO Martin Lundstedt, outlines some of the key messages he has delivered. He invites customers and their customer to discuss the issues that are of greatest importance for their operations, namely fuel efficiency, uptime and services. These are tied to applications related to their specific operation.
Scania is starting extensive cooperation with MAN regarding gearboxes for heavy commercial vehicles. MAN will gradually introduce Scania´s current gearbox range from 2016 and the companies will cooperate on future generations. This will mean faster delivery of improved products to customers, as well as more efficient use of production units and research and development resources.
Scania’s order bookings for trucks reached a record level of 20,987 units during the second quarter. Among other things, Scania received a number of major orders and order bookings in Europe improved compared to the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, demand in Russia was adversely affected by the turbulence in the region and order bookings in Latin America were significantly lower than the second quarter of last year.