Release Date: 02 July 2010
Release ID: 4811
Scania has acquired 30 percent of the stocks in Laxå Special Vehicles. The company has a long history of close cooperation with Scania and is responsible for adapting vehicles for special purposes such as heavy-haulage vehicles and fire engines.
“We are strengthening our bonds to a partner with competence that is of strategic importance to our effort of increasing global sales of special-purpose vehicles,” says Martin Lundstedt, Executive Vice President and head of Franchise and Factory Sales at Scania.
Laxå Special Vehicles today has 75 employees. Since its inception in the 1960s, the company has focused on adapting cabs and chassis for special-purpose vehicles. Since 1999, the company has been owned by its MD, Dan Ekholm, and three other management executives.
“With Scania as part owner we will have a partner that supports our strategy to increase our possibilities to develop the business and grow in the international market for special-purpose vehicles,” says Dan Ekholm.
For many years, Scania has been the company’s single largest customer. Among other things, Laxå Special Vehicles is responsible for preparing the Scania CrewCab for serial production on Scania’s assembly line for trucks in Södertälje.
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