Scania and MAN trucks will be manufactured in the same factory in Russia

Scania and MAN trucks will be manufactured in the same factory in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – Scania and MAN trucks will be manufactured in the same factory in Russia. According to Vedomosti newspaper, there are plans to move Scania truck production in St. Petersburg to MAN Truck and Bus Production Rus factory, which is located in close proximity. Scania production at MAN factory will start in 2016. The merger of the two companies will complete within a year. The company, which has not been named yet, will be managed by Ino Muberg, who is currently at the helm of Scania-Piter.

Volkswagen Group had announced changes to company structure in summer. 12 brands under the umbrella of the Group will be joint in four holdings. Scania and MAN will operate within the scope of the VW Commercial Vehicles Truck & Bus holding.

Scania-Piter, which was established with an investment of €10 million, has an annual production capacity of 7500 trucks. Scania and MAN are expected to manufacture an approximate number of 300 vehicles each in two separate plants, due to the shrinkage in the market.

According to Autostat data, while Russian truck market shrank by 45.4% within the January-August period, the sales of Scania declined by 58.2% and MAN by 56.3%.

The choice of MAN factory over Scania for the merger has been explained by the possibility of bodyworks being painted in the facility. Scania imports the bodyworks, painted abroad.

The post-merger annual production capacity has been announced as 6000 trucks: 3000 MAN, 3000 Scania.