Scania opens their first dealership in Karnataka: Aims to open 50 in India by 2020
Transpro Motors is the new dealership for Scania Commercial Vehicles India responsible for sales, service, supply of spare parts, repairs and insurance of all Scania buses and trucks in the region. Through this new Scania Dealership, the company is eager to enhance its market position.
Situated in Bidadi, Karnataka, Transpro Motors was inaugurated by Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group, in the presence of Mr. M.K Lakshminarayan, Chairman, Tranpro Motors. Keen to offer prompt and efficient after sales support, the dealership will work on its principle ‘Customer First’ and cater to customer’s demands in every way possible.
Expansion of dealership base to northern and western states are also on the cards. Currently with 9 dealerships in 9 states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and NCR, the Scania India plans to have around 50 dealerships in the country by 2020. Inauguration of dealerships in Hubli and Mangalore in Karnataka are also being planned sometime soon.
Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sweden-based commercial vehicle major Scania, also plans on setting up service stations at mining sites. Scania has sold a large number of mining trucks through its partnership with Larsen and Toubro while the company has also commenced production of buses from its facility in Bangalore. 20 buses have been supplied to Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation while 35 Metrolink buses from Scania will also be supplied.
Scania’s manufacturing facility in Bangalore has seen investment to the tune of INR 300 crores with capacities set to reach 5000 trucks and 2,500 buses over the next five years. The company is eager to push forth for an eco friendly transport system in India suggesting that ethanol driven vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 9 percent.