Scania expects to rehire about 500 employees at its European production units. The number of rehirings in the production network until June 30 will be equivalent to one fourth of the fixed term temporary employees whose contracts were not renewed due to the sharp downturn that followed the 2008 financial crisis.
“In response to the continued recovery in global demand, we need to increase our workforce in order to handle a higher production rate during the third quarter, ” said Anders Nielsen, Executive Vice President and Head of Production and Logistics. “We used the period of low production capacity utilisation to take steps to improve our methods and ways of working. The improvements that our employees have developed will result in a significant improvement of productivity,”
By this, Sweden will continue to provide certain back-up deliveries of engine, axle and gearbox parts to production units in Brazil.