Scania Chooses Malaysia as SEA Hub

Scania, the Swedish heavy truck and bus manufacturer, has made a firm commitment to make Malaysia the hub for its Southeast Asia operations. This is mainly because of the growing demand for its heavy vehicles, Peter Sjoblom, Scania Malaysia chief executive officer said.
         He said Scania headquarters in Sweden chose Malaysia as its Southeast Asia hub because of the country’s excellent infrastructure and support services, attractive government incentives for foreign investors and a potentially good supply of English-speaking staff.
         Scania Malaysia, a unit of Swedish-based Scania, has invested RM 50 million to set up its headquarters in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam and to upgrade its existing service network throughout the country, and to establish an assembly plant in Port Klang.
         Sjoblom added that Scania was also looking at countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines as new markets for Malaysian-assembled Scania trucks and buses.

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