Sodertalje, Sweden., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — To offer its customers competitive and sustainable mobility solutions and to ensure profitable growth in a changing market environment, Scania will restructure its bus and coach business. As a result of a new direction with a more focused product portfolio and future roadmap, the decision was taken to discontinue bodywork production of his Scania bus chassis at the Słupsk plant. Poland. Scania continues to offer its customers complete buses and coaches. This builds on our strengths of modular systems, extensive service network and strong global and local partnerships with bodybuilders.
The bus and coach market has been hit hard by the pandemic and the market is gradually recovering, but the pace of recovery is slow, competition is fierce, and upcoming legislation will lead to new technologies now and in the future. requires a large amount of investment.
“We are confident that our bus and coach business will continue to be an important part of Scania’s offerings, but we are working to ensure that we are able to deliver on our promises to our customers and ensure a profitable business worldwide. We need a modern strategy to do that,” he says. Stefano FedelHead of Sales & Marketing at Scania.
This updated strategy supports Scania’s customers’ promise to be a globally trusted partner for complete solutions by leveraging the strengths of modular systems, Scania’s service network and global and local partnerships. To do.
“By leveraging Scania’s experience and wide range of powertrain options, we will offer our customers complete solutions including services, finance, charging solutions and intelligent traffic systems,” he said. Stefano Fedel.
A focused product roadmap and a leaner, more flexible structure
Bus and coach operations get a more efficient structure, increased speed and flexibility to deliver on Scania’s promises to customers and ensure its ability to better meet market requirements and customer demands Let Due to Scania’s product portfolio and focused approach to future development, the company will continue to manufacture rear and front engine chassis with a wide range of powertrain options, but will also produce Scania Citywide, Scania Interlink and low-floor chassis. is discontinued.
As a result, Scania has decided to close part of its plant in Słupsk. Poland, which manufactures bodies for Scania chassis. Body production will be phased out by the first quarter of 2024. The decision will not affect chassis production in Słupsk or other of his Scania entities. Poland.
Enhanced collaboration for complete and sustainable solutions
With its latest strategy, Scania strengthens its cooperation with select industry bodybuilders and partners to continue to offer complete buses and coaches.
“The majority of Scania’s bus and coach business has always been in collaboration with bodybuilders, with local set-ups achieving high service levels and a strong global presence. “We will continue to develop and work even more closely with our bodybuilders and coaches in the future,” he said. Stefano Fedel.
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