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Diciembre 2, 2011

Scania Strengthening Its Presence in Colombia by Delivering 295 City Buses for Bogota

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Written by: Metro en Bogotá

Bogotá tiene uno de los sistemas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) más desarrollados del mundo, con 1.400 buses articulados en el servicio, de los cuales más de 200 han sido entregados por Scania hasta la fecha.

SODERTALJE, Sweden, Nov 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Regulatory News:

Scania (sto:SCVA)(sto:SCVB) has received an order for 295 bus chassis from the Colombian cooperative Coobus, one of the operators responsible for the public transport system in Bogota. The buses will be delivered during 2012 and 2013 and will be put into service on new routes in the capital city’s TransMilenio bus transport system, which is widely recognised for its efficiency.

Bogota has one of the world’s most highly developed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, with 1,400 articulated buses in service, of which more than 200 have been delivered by Scania to date.

“As the city is located at 2,600 metres above sea level, high torque engines are necessary. Apart from our buses’ high quality, low operating cost and high passenger comfort, the customer thus also chose Scania based on our ability to deliver strong engines and robust chassis, says Enrique Enrich, Managing Director of Scania Colombia.

Scania is working actively to promote sustainable, flexible and cost-effective public transport in the form of BRT systems and other intelligent bus transport systems. It is a matter of delivering solutions that improve the attractiveness of public transport and reduce climate impact.

“Every time a person opts for public transport represents a victory for the environment as well as improved mobility and economic growth, says Mr Enrich.

Scania’s delivery to Bogota consists of 277 two-axle city bus chassis with 250 hp engines and 18 three-axle articulated bus chassis with 310 hp engines. The buses will be bodyworked in Colombia by the Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo.

The deal is being carried out with assistance from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), which will contribute financing of USD 90 M for Scania’s exports of up to 454 buses to Colombia.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 35,500 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2010, net sales totalled SEK 78 billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.1 billion.


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