Scania supplies vehicles and services to Finland’s Defence Forces
The contract includes service and maintenance contracts for 6+6+3 years, plus an option for delivering an additional 69 trucks. Total order value is in the area of SEK 600 million (€66m).
“This is a strategically significant order for Scania,” states Christopher Podgorski, Senior Vice President Trucks at Scania. “It shows that Scania can offer the uptime and performance required in defence applications, and at the same time, when the buyer is counting every penny, be the manufacturer that offers the lowest total cost of ownership.
The Finnish Defence Forces are buying both tractors and rigids. Each of the trucks has at least two drive axles, and some of the tractor units have three driving axles for extremely good traction. The vehicles are primarily intended for material transport and the majority of them are equipped with hooklifts.
All of them are equipped with Scania’s 13-litre, 6-cylinder inline engine and Scania’s medium-sized G cab. Apart from the choice of colour, the trucks will differ insignificantly from civilian trucks, primarily by retrofitting certain types of equipment at Scania’s workshop in Jyvaskyla.
Deliveries begin this year and will be completed in 2017.