Dec. 23, 2013 08:14 UTC

Scania and GAZ Group Deliver 120 Buses to Moscow

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Scania (STO:SCVA) (STO:SCVB) is continuing to strengthen its position as a supplier of chassis to buses for Moscow's public transport system in cooperation with Russia-based commercial vehicle manufacturer GAZ Group. In addition to 709 buses delivered to Mostransavto for operation in the Moscow region and Sochi, Scania and GAZ Group will now deliver 120 buses to Mosgortrans. The buses will be put into operation in the city of Moscow.

The buses now being delivered are of the same model as the previous order – Golaz Voyage. They are built on Scania’s 2-axle chassis with Euro 4 SCR engines. All buses are equipped with the Scania Opticruise automatic gearchanging system. 50 of the buses will be fitted with special equipment for disabled passengers.

“We are pleased to note the continued confidence in Scania’s bus technology,” says Hans Tardell, Managing Director of Scania Rus. “With even more buses in operation in Moscow, our workshops will benefit from a significant increase in business.”

Mosgortrans is a state-owned company and one of the largest public traffic operators in Europe. The company operates bus, trolleybus and tram networks in the city of Moscow and transports more than 5.5 million passengers on a daily basis. Its current fleet consists of more than 5,300 buses, and the company employs more than 40,000 people.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and 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 38,600 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 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/se)

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Contacts

Scania
Håkan Jyde
Head of Buses
Coaches and Engines
Russia & CIS
e-mail hakan.jyde@scania.ru
telephone + 7 985 768 08 54.


Source: Scania