Scania’s first quarter
In the first quarter of 2015, Scania’s net sales rose 6% to €22,321m/£15,875.17m (Q1 2014: €21,126/£15,119.91m). Order bookings in buses and coaches during the first quarter amounted to 1,913 (Q1 2014: 1,995) units. In Europe, order bookings in the first quarter improved to 472 units (Q1 2014: 392) with increased order bookings in Great Britain, Spain and Germany. Its PCV deliveries totalled 1,340 (Q1 2014: 1,379) units during the first quarter. In Europe, deliveries increased by 54% to 390 (Q1 2014: 254) units compared to the first quarter of 2014.
During the first quarter, Scania expanded its facility in India by starting bus and coach production. Trucks have also been assembled at the same facility since 2013 and production of fully-built buses and coaches will gradually increase during the year. The current capacity is 1,000 buses and coaches annually. Within the next five years, Scania expects to double this capacity.
Acting President and CEO, Per Hallberg, said, ‘Scania has continued to increase its market share, among other things through a leading Euro6 range and a broad range of engines for alternative fuels. In buses and coaches, total order bookings were stable, with an increase in Latin America and a downturn in Asia compared to the previous quarter.’