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Overwhelming response For Scania Buses in India

The Scania Commercial Vehicles India has received an overwhelming response for the recently launched Scania bus range in India.
The company announced the launch of Scania Multi-axle intercity buses for the first time in India in February this year, supporting customers with service and parts via the upcoming Scania service network in India. The three-model Scania Metrolink Intercity Bus range is a purpose designed coach for luxury intercity or charter travel in head turning style.

“We are very pleased with the response that we have received so far. Within a very short
span of time, Scania has also gained a foothold with several new customers across the country. We have achieved ourplans for the year and are working towards delivering high quality transportation solutions and services for India”, said Mr.Anders
Grundströmer, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicle India and Senior Vice
President Scania Group.“Our customers are highly appreciative of the value add that
Scania products bring in to the organization through Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), something we are proud of globally. The Scania Metrolink has been specially designed to meet Indian conditions and customer requirements, and is backed by our service network and dealership”, he added.
Rs.2.5bn investment
Scania is investing about Rs. 2.5bn in an industrial facility in Bengaluru. The Scania
Regional Product Centre, India will also be the centre of the company’s commercial operations in the country. Scania‟s ambition is to sell about 2,500 trucks, 1,000 coaches per year in the Indian market within the next five years.
The facility is being constructed in an industrial area 40 km east of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka state in southern India. Production is expected to start in mid 2013. It is estimated that almost 800 people will be employed at the facility in the longer term.

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