From Sweden, Commercial vehicles and engine manufacturer Scania launched its marine engine platform with the high-output 16-litre V8, the powerful 13-litre and the new 9-litre engines at INMEX India 2013 some days back, South Asia’s Largest and Most Successful Maritime Event organized by Informa Exhibitions India, part of the UK based Informa plc.
The company, which announced its foray into the engine segment in India in June this year at INTEC in Coimbatore, will now also be catering to the marine segment with this launch.
“Scania is committed to providing customers a complete lineup of clean diesel and natural gas engines that will deliver better fuel economy, reliability and durability, with lower operating costs,” stated Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicle India and Senior Vice President Scania Group. “Scania remains focused on continually improving our proven technology to provide products that best meet the unique needs of our customers.”
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses as well as industrial and marine engines, with an excellent reputation and highly loyal customers. Every year Scania builds more than 80,000 engines, making Scania one of the most experienced engine manufacturers in the industry. Around the world, in many different applications, Scania engines are found in trucks, buses, industrial and marine operation, as well as in the power generation sector. Scania offers a wide range of industrial engines ranging from the emission standard Stage II/Tier 2 to the present Stage IIIB and Tier 4i.
Scania now launches the marine engine range in India and has appointedAries Technical Services, Mumbai as their authorized dealers for marine engines in the segment of propulsion, auxiliary and marine gensets for all institutional segments. Scania also recently announced the launch of its power engines in June this year.
Scania marine engine range illustrates maximum uptime, proven reliability and outstanding operating economy and powerful packages built on Scania’s modular product system, which simplifies servicing and parts management, and facilitates individual specifications as well as volume production.
The engines build on a long tradition of compact power packs that share both technology and architecture with Scania’s truck and bus engines. This makes for easy installation and exceptional performance.
Key characteristics of Scania’s marine engine range
Fuel economy, reliability and uptime
Traditional easy-to-service Scania architecture with individual cylinder heads
Modular design across the range facilitates parts supply and servicing
Scania engine management system – performance can be tailored to each task
Compliance with latest emission standards
As Scania now launches the marine engine range in India, the company will also be offering power generation engines and Industrial engines through its network which will be established.
Moreover, Scania is investing about Rs. 2.5bn in an industrial facility in Bengaluru. This facility will also be the centre of the company’s commercial operations in the country. Scania’s ambition is to sell about 2,000 trucks, 1,000 coaches per year in the Indian market within the next five years.
The factory is being constructed in an industrial area 40 km east of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka state in southern India. It is estimated that almost 800 people will be employed at the facility in long term.
The industrial operations will consist of final assembly of trucks with bodywork and building of complete coaches with bodywork. The head office of Scania’s Indian company, complete with a service workshop and a central parts warehouse, will be housed at the same site.
Scania has been represented in the Indian market since 2007, when a partnership was initiated with Larsen & Toubro (L&T). L&T has successfully established Scania’s trucks and services and has developed a close partnership with customers in the mining industry. L&T currently operates about 10 Scania service workshops at various mining sites in the country and continues to be a trusted partner for off road including mining trucks.
In 2011, Scania established the company Scania Commercial Vehicles India in order to boost its presence through sales to additional segments of the Indian commercial vehicle market. Scania recently launched a new range of on-road haulage truck models specially adapted for the Indian market – the R 500 6×4, the G 460 6×4 and the P 410 6×2. The P 410 8×4 mining tipper was launched in December 2012.
In the beginning of 2013 Scania launched a new coach range, especially for the Indian market. The new coach range is offered in three models and is a purpose-designed coach for luxury intercity or charter travels.