Scania makes Thailand its new hub in Asia

Scania’s factory in Thailand (Photo: Scania’s website)

Scania, a leading Swedish heavy trucks and buses manufacturer, established a new factory in Thailand to serve as a new hub for strengthening its market in Thailand and Asia.

With a new facility for truck cabs and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania’s new factory was considered as the biggest investment (EUR 28 million) that Scania had ever made outside Europe and Latin America.

“It is undoubtedly the biggest investment in Scania’s 128-year history,” said Stefan Dorski, managing director of Scania Siam.

Scania’s new plant is all set and fully functional with experienced employees from Scania’s other plants including Scania´s Production and Logistics, R&D, Purchasing as well as Sales and Marketing organizations.

According to press release on 26 February 2019, Scania believed the new factory can pave a way to quickly respond to customers’ demands and assure the customers that Scania will provide the best transport solution.

“With this new industrial establishment and with local suppliers, we can now build Scania trucks and buses according to global specifications, with Thai origin. It gives us completely new prerequisites for our growth in the ASEAN Free Trade Area,” says Gustaf Sundell, Managing Director for Scania Group Thailand.

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