Scania Sells 500 City Buses to Singapore

Swedish Truckmaker Scania AB has received its largest bus and coach order to date in Asia, selling 500 city buses to the leading public transport company SBS Transit in Singapore.
“This transaction is an expression of SBS Transit’s great confidence in Scania’s products and service back-up,” says Norman Koh, General Manager of Scania Singapore.
Crucial to the choice of Scania was the low operating cost and environmental performance of the buses, which feature Euro 4 engines and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, as well as an attractive service package.
It also marks the start of a long-term strategic partnership between Scania and SBS Transit when it comes to evaluation of new concepts and systems for public transport. The development of the new city buses for Singapore has occurred in close collaboration between the two companies.
All the buses will have bodywork produced by Gemling Coachworks in Malaysia. Deliveries will take place during late 2007 and in 2008.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime.
Employing 32,800 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles.
In 2006, invoiced sales totalled SEK 70.7 billion and the net income amounted to SEK 5.9 billion.

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