Scania and GAZ Group extend cooperation in bus production

Scania and GAZ Group extend cooperation in bus production

Autostat – Swedish Scania and Russian light commercial vehicle manufacturer GAZ Group have signed a new partnership agreement. Accordingly, the two companies will deepen the cooperation in bus production and sales.

The senior vice president of Scania CV AB Bus and Coach Department: Klas Dahlberg has made the following statement:

“We have been working together for more than ten years and our cooperation continues to develop successfully. Over 700 GAZ Group buses manufactured on Scania bodyworks, for the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, prove this cooperation. The partnership agreement we have signed will enable us to take our mutual cooperation to a new level, making use of the experiences of the two companies and the potential opportunities.”

The general director of GAZ Group affiliate Russkie Mashini: Manfred Eibeck, on the other hand, has said the following:

“The agreement signed creates new opportunities for the development of GAZ Group’s investments in buses. Our company combines the most advanced designs and technologies, in order to manufacture comfortable and secure buses.”

The cooperation between GAZ and Scania in bus production started in 2005. That year GAZ started manufacturing touristic Cruise buses on Scania frames for the first time. The cooperation of the two companies continued with the production of Voyage series buses in 2011. GAZ buses are being tested at facilities belonging to Scania, since 2012. The current models manufactured by GAZ using Scania frames and engines are as follows: Voyage, Voyage L, Cruise and LİAZ-529230.