Van Hool and Scania have signed a partnership agreement over the construction of double-deck and high-deck coaches.
Van Hool says the move allows it to manifest itself more strongly in Scania, while Scania can broaden its market offering to customers for double or high-deckers worldwide.
Van Hool and Scania have worked together for many years and frequently build buses and coaches at the Koningshooikt facility. Last year this led to the delivery of about seventy double and over-decker touring coaches.
The new agreement will see a stronger working partnership develop between the two companies. Scania will promote Van Hool as its privileged bodywork constructor and Van Hool double and over-decker coaches on Scania chassis will be included in the Swedish manufacturer’s portfolio.
Scania says it wants to realise a stronger geographical spread and an optimisation of the vehicle range. The focus lies on customised and personalised vehicles.
Both companies think the cooperation will lead to numerous opportunities in the future. For Van Hool it also means vehicles on Scania chassis can be maintained within the Scania dealer network.