Scania takes order for 485 trucks



The Austrian public procurement organisation Bundesbeschaffungs GmbH (BBG) and Scania Österreich have signed an agreement for the delivery of the 485 Scania Euro 6 trucks over the next three years. The agreement is worth about €65m.

The trucks will be put into use by Austrian cities, communities and other public organisations, including the Austrian motorway operator ASFINAG, and will be delivered over a three-year period, ending in March, 2017.

The order represents a breakthrough for Scania’s municipal vehicles in Austria. It covers a variety of truck types, including winter service vehicles, refuse trucks, and trucks equipped with cranes and with dumper bodies. The vehicles were evaluated according to criteria which included price, emission levels and fuel-consumption, and available technical solutions.

Christian Teichmann, Director for Scania Österreich, says, “The framework agreement with BBG is the largest completed agreement in the history of Scania Österreich. For Scania Österreich this business is of particular importance as we met the complex technical requirements put forward by BBG and offered a technical and business solution, including well-proven Euro 6 technology, for a variety of vehicle segments.”

Vehicles of this type are typically operated by public authorities for up to 18 years before being decommissioned. With 16 workshops across Austria, Scania is well placed to supply ongoing service and maintenance to the vehicles.