Scania opens new truck and bus assembly plant in Thailand

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Scania Opens New Truck And Bus Assembly Plant In ThailandSwedish commercial vehicle builder Scania is opening a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone in Samut Prakarn east of the Thai capital at an investment of around 800 million baht ($25.5 million).

The new factory is the biggest production investment Scania has done outside Europe and Latin America. The facility is a fully cross-functional set-up, manned by people from Scania´s production and logistics, research and development, purchasing, as well as sales and marketing.

“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 completely new prerequisites for our growth in the ASEAN Free Trade Area,” says Gustaf Sundell, managing director for Scania Group Thailand.

At the same time, Scania is introducing a new truck line in Thailand, the result of 72 billion baht ($2.3 billion) in investment by the company over a development phase of ten years. The new truck specifies by up to five per cent lower fuel consumption and uses more environmentally friendly Euro 6 fuel, making it the first Euro 6 heavy vehicle launched in Thailand.

In addition, a regional headquarter has been established in Thailand, to support Scania´s distributors in Asia and Oceania in developing business in their markets.

Scania’s sales division is operating in Thailand under Scania Siam for 32 years by now, delivering trucks, buses, coaches and engines to Thai customers. More than 600 of Scania’s trucks, ranging from light-weight P Series to G Series design for long haulage to premium R Series, were sold last year in the country. In addition, more than 140 buses and coaches were also sold last year.

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Swedish commercial vehicle builder Scania is opening a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone in Samut Prakarn east of the Thai capital at an investment of around 800 million baht ($25.5 million).

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Scania Opens New Truck And Bus Assembly Plant In ThailandSwedish commercial vehicle builder Scania is opening a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone in Samut Prakarn east of the Thai capital at an investment of around 800 million baht ($25.5 million).

The new factory is the biggest production investment Scania has done outside Europe and Latin America. The facility is a fully cross-functional set-up, manned by people from Scania´s production and logistics, research and development, purchasing, as well as sales and marketing.

“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 completely new prerequisites for our growth in the ASEAN Free Trade Area,” says Gustaf Sundell, managing director for Scania Group Thailand.

At the same time, Scania is introducing a new truck line in Thailand, the result of 72 billion baht ($2.3 billion) in investment by the company over a development phase of ten years. The new truck specifies by up to five per cent lower fuel consumption and uses more environmentally friendly Euro 6 fuel, making it the first Euro 6 heavy vehicle launched in Thailand.

In addition, a regional headquarter has been established in Thailand, to support Scania´s distributors in Asia and Oceania in developing business in their markets.

Scania’s sales division is operating in Thailand under Scania Siam for 32 years by now, delivering trucks, buses, coaches and engines to Thai customers. More than 600 of Scania’s trucks, ranging from light-weight P Series to G Series design for long haulage to premium R Series, were sold last year in the country. In addition, more than 140 buses and coaches were also sold last year.

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