Scania Reduces Poland Bus Production Due to Weak Demand image

Due to decreasing demand for coaches and buses for public transport, Scania issued redundancy notices to 142 workers in Poland.

“The economic situation in our most important markets is showing no sign of improvement, which means that we expect continued weak demand for public transport buses in the coming year. Therefore, we have to adjust production to significantly lower volume,” says Klas Dahlberg, Senior Vice President, Scania Buses & Coaches.

Scania manufactures fully-built Scania OmniCity and OmniLink buses for public transportations at the Słupsk facility, which has almost 700 employees. The Slupsk facility also produces chassis for the Scania OmniCity, but also for other bus manufacturers in Asia, Africa and Europe. The company and the trade unions have developed various support programmes that will offer the 142 affected workers the possibility of early retirement and redundancy payment.

Scania is known as the world’s most important producer of buses and trucks for heavy transport applications, as well as industrial and marine engines. Scania has 37,500 employees in 100 countries, with its development activities focused in Sweden, while production is handled in Europe and South America.