The arrival of Scania’s new-gen truck range has helped the Swedish brands bottom-line through the first quarter of 2018.
The new trucks (reviewed here) are just arriving in Australia and a number of other markets now, so the strong first quarter results reported today will most likely be replicated through the year.
Across the first three months of 2018 Scania delivered 29,299 vehicles, a 6% increase on the same period last year.
Those extra sales helped Scania lift their income for the period by 8% to around $4.7 billion AUD.
Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, says the year couldn’t have got off to a better start.
“Higher vehicle and service volume contributed positively while a less favourable market mix, higher production costs for running double product ranges and continued constraints in the supply chain impacted earnings negatively.
“Demand for trucks in Europe remains very good due to the positive economic situation.
“In Asia, demand remains at a high level, mainly due to Iran. Demand for Buses and Coaches in Europe continues to be strong.
“The business area Engines has record high demand, mainly driven by order bookings for industrial engines.”
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