UK is Scania No1

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Sales of Scania Tourings were 20 in the first year, 40 in the second. DAVID BELL

Scania (Great Britain)’s performance in 2016 has given the Swedish multinational much to talk about as Andy Izatt reports

Globally Scania delivered 81,350 trucks, buses and coaches in 2016, its 125th anniversary year – an increase of 6% over 2015. The UK is its largest market and at a briefing in London last week the trade media was given an overview of developments at Scania (Great Britain). However, the evening started with a presentation by Executive Vice-President Commercial Operations Mathias Carlbaum who described Scania’s global performance and objectives.

Global perspective

“Our corporate results will be presented in March so I’m not able to go into the financial figures,” Mathias explained. “Nevertheless I will try and give some insight into our performance in different parts of the world. Deliveries last year were up 6% globally and in Europe we had 14% more of the market (51,196 vehicles delivered). The UK was our biggest worldwide in 2016. The previous year it was the second largest.
“In Latin America the total market in Brazil just three years ago was 92,000 heavy vehicles. Last year it was […]

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