More trucks and buses in Malaysia Next Year, says Scania MD

Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Managing Director James Armstrong said on 2 December 2011 that the Swedish manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses aims to sell some 630 vehicles in Malaysia next year.

“The target was a 15 per cent growth from 550 vehicles sold this year,” he said.

“This year will be a 15 per cent growth from 2009, we are anticipating the same next year,” he added after handing over the 400th Scania prime mover truck to Kontena Nasional Bhd today.

Armstrong also said Scania will open new workshops in Port Dickson and Kota Baharu next year, bringing the number of workshops the company has in Malaysia to a total of nine.

“We also have two mobile workshops and are looking forward to introduce an enhanced version of one of our truck variants next year,” he said.

Serving some 400 clients in Malaysia, Armstrong said Scania recognised Malaysia as a growth source and would tap more business and investment opportunities.

Scania Malaysia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scania CV AB, a public-listed company on the Swedish Stock Exchange.

The company is the sole importer, assembler and distributor of new Scania trucks and buses chassis in Malaysia and provides a full range of after-sales services.

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