Norwegian public transport operators are increasingly choosing Scania as a supplier of buses and related services. Order bookings so far this year amount to 235 buses and coaches, which is an all-time-high. The success is due to a combination of comfortable and reliable buses, which can be operated using alternative fuels including hybrid drive, and services that guarantee low operating cost and high capacity utilisation of vehicles.
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.