The Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania has won a tender for the supply of 152 low-entry city buses to the northern Malaysian island state of Penang. The order marks the biggest single order for the company to date.
All 152 units will be from the Scania K-series, equipped with a 9-litre engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox, disc brakes, retarder and full wheelchair access – another first for Penang.
The company also won an order for 109 fire trucks chassis from the Malaysian fire and rescue department, Bomba. The order covers 9-litre P-series Scania CrewCab trucks and will be delivered in the first quarter. Scania cooperation with Bombac goes back to the about 20 years. With the latest order, a total of 214 Scanias will be in service in the Bomba fleet by the end of 2009.
Scania, headquartered in Södertalje is a manufacturer of trucks and buses and of industrial and marine engines.