Scania Commercial Vehicles
India Private Limited has inaugurated its bus manufacturing facility in
Narasapura near Bangalore. Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin
Gadkari will officially inaugurate the plant on March 31, 2015. The bus
manufacturing plant’s current capacity is about 1,000 units per year and will
employ 300 people in its first year. This was stated in a press release issued by the company.
Martin Lundstedt, President
and CEO, Scania CV, Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice
President, Scania Group and Klas Dahlberg, Senior Vice President Buses & Coaches, Scania
Group commemorated the announcement of the manufacturing facility.
Martin Lundstedt, President
and CEO, Scania CV said: “Scania’s bus manufacturing facility in Naraspura,
which we inaugurate today, is yet another milestone in our strategic plans for
India. The vision for Narasupura is clear – it is a world class facility
serving both the Indian market and becoming a hub for exports to other markets
in Asia. Scania has and remains committed to bringing global technology
and manufacturing practices to the countries in which it operates. Here in
India, we will always strive to create a win - win situation for our partners. The
goal is to draw on local talent and competence and combine it with global
experience - making all our facilities part of our global network and in turn
creating tremendous value across our global value chain. We see Naraspura as an
important addition to our global operations and are committed to making it a
success.” Lundstedt added “We also know that Naraspura’s success so far and in
the future will be enabled by joint efforts of all stakeholders - local
suppliers, workforce, state and local governments and we value this
In October 2013, Scania
inaugurated its truck manufacturing facility in Narasapura. Scania has
collectively invested around Rs. 300 crore in their truck and bus manufacturing
facility. The current yearly capacity of the manufacturing plant is 2,500
trucks and 1,000 buses. The bus plant will also serve as an export hub for
regions such as Asia, Middle East and Africa. Over the next five years, Scania
aims to double its production capacity by 2,500 units of buses and 5000 units
of trucks and recruit about 800 employees by the end of 2017.
Anders Grundströmer, Managing
Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group said: “Scania
has been the frontrunner in promoting sustainable transport solutions globally.
We entered India with a vision to provide sustainable transport solutions to
the country and formulated various channels for promoting it. The establishment
of our bus manufacturing facility plays a major role in realizing this vision
for India. The facility will accommodate a state-of-the-art bio-gas unit, which
will help in producing alternative fuels locally. With this bus plant we are
looking at locally assembling buses and coaches in India, and stay true to the
vision of Make in India.”
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