Scania has identified Thailand as one of the key markets in Asia and is expanding its industrial and commercial presence in the country. A new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis as well as a manufacturing facility for truck cabs will be established in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, including staff for production, logistics and purchasing as well as research and development. The total investment is EUR 21.2 million and operations are scheduled to start in 2018.
In addition, regional headquarters will be established in Thailand to support Scania’s distributors in Asia and Oceania in developing business in their markets.
“The new establishment will bring all industrial and commercial functions in Scania even closer to our customers in Asia in general and in Thailand in particular,” says Ted Göransson, Project Director for the new establishment. “By increasing our local presence we will be able to quickly respond to customers’ demands and make sure that we provide the best transport solution for each customer.”
The establishment is a part of Scania’s strategic focus on Thailand and complements the already announced expansion of Scania’s service network in the country from currently 10 workshops to 18 workshops in 2019.
Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion.