Scania Commercial Vehicles India held the ground-breaking ceremony of its industrial site in Narasapura, Bangalore. Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI), laid the foundation stone for the new plant. Sivakumar Viswam, Director Sales, Suresh Ekambaram, Director After Sales and Stefan Wiklund, Director Finance were also part of the bhoomi poojan and the ground-breaking ceremony.
The ceremony was held at the manufacturing site in Narasapura (20 km from Hosakote). The new plant will be a completely knocked-down (CKD) assembly unit for truck and bus chassis. Bodybuilding of city buses and coaches is also planned in this facility. The CKD plant will be constructed on an area of 35 acres, and the facility will assemble trucks and buses for the Indian market. The first rollout is expected early next year. Over the next one year, Scania plans to invest Rs. 2.5bn in the new production facility. Scania will employ up to 800 people in this facility over the next five years.
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