Good times roll on for Scania

Record sales in 2017 help boost bottom-line

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Fresh from launching the new-generation of Scania trucks in Australia, Scania has released positive financial results out of 2017.

The Swedish truck and bus manufacturer found a record number of customers last year and this helped increase revenue by a hefty 15%.

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The increased sales helping Scania offset some higher production costs from running double product ranges while the new-gen trucks came online.

In total, Scania banked around $19 billion AUD in revenue last year.

Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, says it was an excellent year.

“Truck deliveries reached an all-time-high and demand for our new truck range was good, and higher vehicle and service volume impacted earnings positively.

“In 2017, vehicle orders surpassed the level of 100,000 for the first time due to the new truck generation and our global reach.

“Order bookings for trucks rose by 30 percent compared to the previous year.”

And the good times look set to continue for Scania in 2018.

Mr Henriksson expecting the new truck generation to find even more customers, while he is said the new fully-electric Scania Citywide Low Floor bus should also prove popular.

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