The new Scania S-series has been announced as International Truck of the Year 2017. This is the fifth time Scania has won this prestigious award.
The International Truck of the Year awarded was presented at the press day of the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. Receiving the award was Henrik Henriksson, Scania’s President and CEO.
The jury, composed of 25 leading European trade press journalists and chaired by the Italian automotive journalist Gianenrico Griffini, singled out the S-series for its driver comfort, safety aspects and its positive impact on hauliers’ overall economy, among other factors.
“The award is the leading recognition in the industry that all our engineers and in practice the entire Scania organisation have done an excellent job,” Mr. Henriksson said. “Our goal is to always meet our customers’ expectations and needs and the jury’s motivation is a clear confirmation that we have also followed the right approach with the new truck generation.
“The new truck generation, which will be honoured was developed by our 3,500 engineers in Södertälje together with other Scania employees and in close dialogue with our customers. The award shows that Sweden is still a leading industrial nation and that we can compete in the world markets.” he added.
Previous winners for Scania at the awards were the 3-series in 1989, the 4-series in 1996, and the R-series in 2005 and 2010.
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