Scania Commercial Vehicles India recently handed over 60 trucks to Krishnapatnam Port Co (KPCL), making this a new business model for Scania in India. The trucks handed over includes the recently launched Scania P 410 8x4, the most powerful 8x4 tipper in the coal transportation tipper segment. This truck is powered by Scania Opticruise, an automated gear-changing system for best fuel efficiency and ease of driving with the highest possible carrying capacity for port inter-carting of coal. This is a long term partnership for Scania and KPCL. Scania will establish a dedicated operating lease fleet along with a service workshop at the port so as to maintain best uptime and improve efficiency. Scania will also deliver five workshop containers for service on site backed by a driver training centre at the port to enhance the operations of Krishnapatnam Port.
Speaking on the occasion, Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India and Vice President Scania Group, said, "This is a very proud moment for us. This is proof of the confidence that customers in India have in us. KPCL has chosen Scania as its transportation partner and we are sure that over time they will see the benefits of a lower TCO."