Scania India manufacturing facility, Bangalore plant investment Rs 250 crore

Scania India manufacturing facility, Bangalore plant investment Rs 250 crore

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Scania_India (1)The plant has been setup at an initial investment of INR 250 crores and plans to employ over 800 people in the next 5 years. The facility was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddharamaiah, Union Minister of Road and Transport, Mr. Oscar Fernandes and President and Chief Executive of Scania Global, Mr. Martin Lundstedt.

Prior to the setting up of this plant earlier this year, the company used to meet demand from various customers through import. Scania have been in India for the past few years since 2007 through their partnership with Larsen and Toubro.

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In 2011, the company set up Scania Commercial Vehicles India in a bid to boost their sales in the Indian commercial vehicle market. The company has recently launched a wide range of on-road haulage trucks which have been designed exclusively for the Indian market. These include R 500 6×4, G 460 6×4 and P 410 6×2 while P 410 8×4 is a mining tipper which was launched at the end of 2012. 2013 has seen the introduction of a new coach range which is offered in three models each designed for inter city and charter facilities and are the epitome of luxury.

From the Narsapura plant, the company expects to reach targets of 2,500 heavy haulage trucks and 1,000 intercity buses and coaches per year. The facility will also serve as the company’s head office and center for commercial operations in India and from where final assembly of trucks and body parts will be undertaken.