Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited has just announced inauguration of its first plant in India. The bus manufacturing facility is built in Narasapura near Bangalore.The production house is capable of rolling out 1,000 buses per annum, employing 300 people in the first year. The company that has invested Rs. 300 crores in manufacturing facilities in India, has acquired phenomenal orders for various products across the nation.
The Bangalore plant marks yet another strategic milestone for Scania India. The new factory with world class tools, equipments and amenities, will not only help churn out quality vehicles for India, but will also serve as a manufacturing hub for exports to key markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Scania already has a truck manufacturing plant in Narasapura with annual capacity of 2,500 units, inaugurated in October 2013.
The five-year plan of the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer for India has the company more than doubling the production capacity to 2,500 units of buses and 5,000 units of trucks. By 2017, the firm plans to recruit around 800 employees.
The second Scania plant in Narasapura will have a state-of-the-art bio-gas unit, for producing alternate fuels locally, to soon begin local assembly of ethanol buses.