Scania West Africa Launches VW Trucks, Buses

Some of the new trucks

SCANIA WEST Africa, a wholly
owned subsidiary within the Scania Group and the only truck manufacturer with
direct presence in West Africa, has launched a range of Volkswagen trucks and
buses at a ceremony in Accra.

The Volkswagen trucks and
buses will complement Scania West
Africa’s existing range as well as offer customers a comprehensive fleet of
light, medium to large range heavy vehicles in
the West African sub-region.

The ceremony saw the introduction of some
trucks; VW Delivery 9.170 suitable for courier services and inner-city
deliveries, the VW Constellation 15.180 which can be used for the distribution
of construction items such as iron rods, cement, pavement blocks, and others.
Also unveiled were the Volksbus 9.150, Volksbus 10.150 and Volksbus 17.150 bus
ranges which are most suitable for use as school buses, staff transport and
commercial transport.

Speaking at the launch, Fredrik Morsing, Managing
Director of Scania West Africa said, “We are excited to offer our customers a
comprehensive fleet of heavy vehicles in the various weight ranges. We are
proud of what we have achieved in the five years of our existence in the region
especially with the “Women Moving the City, Women Moving Trucks” initiatives,
as well as our partnership with developmental partners at the West African
Transport Academy (WATA). We are excited for the future and the opportunity to
serve more customers in the region.” He further reiterated that the buses
and trucks were manufactured by the Volkswagen Company in Brazil and are made
to suit our environment and roads. 

Mr. Morsing added that, “Volkswagen as the
mother company in Traton, offers us the unique opportunity to now bring
Volkswagen trucks and buses to West Africa and meet all transport needs of our
customers.” 

Scania West Africa currently has workshops and
dealer network operations in West Africa, offering complete solutions in
vehicles and servicing, with products for construction, mining, haulage, coaches,
buses and power engines. Scania also has the widest range of vehicles adapted
to alternative fuels.  

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