October 30, 2013

Scania inaugurates first manufacturing facility in India

Scania Commercial Vehicles India announced plans to manufacture about 2,500 heavy haulage trucks besides 1,000 intercity buses and coaches annually at its facility in Narasapura. Currently the localisation is 18 per cent for trucks and 100 per cent for bus bodies.
Scania will also employ over 800 people at this facility within five years.

The manufacturing facility with initial investment of Rs. 250 crore was inaugurated by Karnataka's Chief Minister, S. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Union Minister for Road and Transportation, Oscar Fernandes and Martin Lundstedt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scania Global. The facility will serve as company's head office and centre for all commercial operations across the country. The operations will consist of final assembly of trucks with bodywork and building of complete coaches along with a service workshop and a central parts warehouse for timely service.

"It gives me great pride to see one of the largest global companies setting up plants in Karnataka," said Siddaramaiah. "It will not only provide an impetus to industrial growth in the region but also present significant employment opportunities to local residents. With its superior technological processes, large-scale manufacturing set-up and eco-friendly focus, the plant is a testimony to our emphasis on inspiring corporate India to reach greater heights."

"Today's ceremony is extremely significant to us," added Anders Grundstromer, Managing Director of Scania Commercial Vehicle India and Senior Vice-President of Scania Group.

"It illustrates our willingness to meet commitments and our ambition to provide sustainable transport solutions. I am sure this production line along with our total operating economy concept will create great quality vehicles and will be a strong witness of the Made in India label globally."


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