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Strike action hits Scania V8 supply

Scania has been unable to fulfil customer orders for more than 2,000 trucks with V8 engines because of a strike at an unnamed supplier of cast engine components. Sales of industrial and marine V8 engines are also affected.

The strike began on June 14 and follows a spell earlier this year when the Swedish lorry manufacturer experienced disruptions in deliveries from the same supplier.

“I deeply regret that we are currently unable to offer customers the Scania V8 engine, which is the industry benchmark and part of our company’s DNA,” said Christian Levin, head of sales and marketing.

“Our sales organisation is now focusing on being able to offer alternative 13-litre engines or other solutions to ensure that affected customers can meet commitments to their customers. It is simply about ensuring that we make every effort to maintain our customers’ confidence.”

Anders Williamsson, who heads purchasing, added: “We have a history of more than 20 years of partnership with this supplier. We are doing the utmost to secure and optimise our supply chain in order to avoid further inconvenience to our customers.”