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Old 20th May 2011, 17:12   #1
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To scale up its presence in India, Swedish truck manufacturer Scania is planning to set up an assembly unit in Bangalore.

The company, which has been selling mining trucks in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) since 2007-08, has formed an Indian arm, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt Ltd. The new company will launch heavy haulage trucks and luxury buses in the country next year.

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“We will set up a regional product centre at Bangalore for assembling heavy haulage trucks and city and inter-city luxury buses,” said Henrik Fagrenius, managing director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India. The company will hire 100 employees initially.

[To read the full article : BS Motoring]

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Ah finally it's happening! We are getting to see more and more competitors gunning for Volvo and this increased competition will only improve things for the traveling public. First came Mercedes-Benz and now Scania, who is next?
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Will Scania sell its already existent models or will it produce India specific vehicles like MAN?
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At present Scannia is selling only one tipperr model called P380 8X4. They are planning to bring P420 8X4. They may follow the Volvo biz model, to bring the CKD kits from Sweden initially and assemble here and later on localize the parts. Whatever it is, the vehicle is really sturdy and good. Scannia needs to concentrate on good customer support which L&T( Current distributor) could not make it.
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I googled to end up with this beauty. Scania Touring. will it ever come to india? I once travelled in a scania from Hamburg to Paris a 12hr journey and simply fell in love with the bus.

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What will happen to the plan to set up plant in Bangalore after this aquisition?
Volkswagen acquires majority of MAN, works towards tie-up with Scania

Jul 4, 2011, 03.40pm IST

Volkswagen, the biggest European automaker, said on Monday that it now holds a majority of the heavy truck maker MAN, a key step towards the creation of a third European truck giant.

VW, which was obliged by German law to make a public offer for MAN shares after its holding rose recently above 30 percent, was "more than pleased with the result," a statement quoted chief executive Martin Winterkorn as saying.
The group has acquired 53.7 percent of the capital and 55.9 percent of the voting rights in MAN, paving the way for a tie-up with Scania of Sweden, which VW also owns.




It wants to merge the two truck makers along with its own heavy vehicle activities to create a rival for two other European heavyweights, Daimler Trucks and Volvo Trucks.
Regulatory approval for various parts of VW's plans must still be obtained however, and the group plans to begin by working for 200 million euros ($290 million) in cost savings through joint purchases for the different brands.
VW had offered 95.00 euros ($138.51) for ordinary shares and 59.90 euros for preference shares in MAN, which also makes diesel engines and industrial turbines.
According to an AFP calculation, VW thus paid a little more than 3.4 billion euros for 35,857,607 of the former and 164,613 of the latter.
"Our objective of realising substantial synergies between MAN, Scania and Volkswagen in the interest of all shareholders, employees and customers is moving closer," Winterkorn said.
VW would now work quickly to obtain necessary global regulator approvals for "a closer cooperation" of the truck makers, the statement added.
The automaker owns 70.94 percent of the voting rights in Scania, while MAN owns another 17.4 percent.
VW had initially sought only 35-40 percent of MAN's equity to provide it with a decisive vote during shareholder general assemblies.
But a MAN spokesman told AFP: " Our shareholders have decided, MAN will belong to the VW family. We are opening a new chapter in MAN's long history."
MAN, which was founded 253 years ago as a steel company, plans to "take advantage of opportunities provided by this situation and fully support Volkswagen any way it can in examinations by European competition authorities," the spokesman said.
The European Commission has objected to VW naming three members of Scania's supervisory board to that of MAN, forcing a strategic retreat by Ferdinand Piech, who is head of the supervisory boards of both VW and MAN.
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Scania to invest Rs 150 crore to set up plant in Bangalore.


"The company said it will invest Rs 150 crore in the coming year to set up the plant in Narasapura Industrial Area, Bangalore, and the first truck will be rolled out in 2013.
he proposed plant in Bangalore will roll out 2,000 heavy haulage trucks and 1,000 inter-city buses and coaches over the next five years.

The company, which has been present in India with a partner, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), since 2007, has now formed a new entity -- Scania Commercial Vehicles India."

Scania to invest Rs 150 crore to set up plant in Bangalore - The Economic Times
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so finally, the day when I am going to see the I-shift volvo and the scania touring overtaking each other in the indian highways isnt that far! I am loving it! let the economic crisis continue! the markets will turn towards developing ones like ours. is there any info on where they are going to set up the plant and so on? will be nice to see if they open directly opposite to volvo, two sweds competing in the Indian soil directly against each other.
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he proposed plant in Bangalore will roll out 2,000 heavy haulage trucks and 1,000 inter-city buses and coaches over the next five years. ...
The TIV for the high end luxury coaches in unlikely to cross 1000 coaches at least for the next few years.
But the competition in this segment is growing beyond expectations.

With competition getting strengthened, the product positioning and offering will make the brands distinct.
Mercedes though came with a big bang - "Travel with the star" has not reached the expected numbers and are now realizing that brand will not sell and only a good product will sell. This is making them to go back to drawing board.

Now what will be interesting is which segment will grow substantially -

Front engine coaches or
Rear engine coaches.
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The TIV for the high end luxury coaches in unlikely to cross 1000 coaches at least for the next few years.
But the competition in this segment is growing beyond expectations.

With competition getting strengthened, the product positioning and offering will make the brands distinct.
Mercedes though came with a big bang - "Travel with the star" has not reached the expected numbers and are now realizing that brand will not sell and only a good product will sell. This is making them to go back to drawing board.

Now what will be interesting is which segment will grow substantially -

Front engine coaches or
Rear engine coaches.
Any information on how many units of 'high end luxury bus' were sold in 2011 ?
Im surprised that you state that the market demand would be less than 1000 units in the next few years - are you referring to yearly volumes or total volume across this period ?

Is there a price band \ Engine spec \ vehicle spec that demarcates what a 'high end luxury bus' is or is this a generic term for Volvo and Merc (firnag) buses?
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Any information on how many units of 'high end luxury bus' were sold in 2011 ?
Im surprised that you state that the market demand would be less than 1000 units in the next few years - are you referring to yearly volumes or total volume across this period ?

Is there a price band \ Engine spec \ vehicle spec that demarcates what a 'high end luxury bus' is or is this a generic term for Volvo and Merc (firnag) buses?
I was referring to yearly Volumes and not the cumulative ones.
To be clear it will be around 750 max starting from 2014~2015

I referred premium coaches as the high end coaches.
And obviously only Merc and Volvo's are in the segment and Scania is likely to join them.
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