Cooperation Agreement with Scania - further growth of international Service Network
Luxembourg, September 9, 2009 - SAF-HOLLAND S.A., a leading global
manufacturer and provider of premium components and systems for commercial
vehicles (trucks and trailers) and the Swedish truck manufacturer Scania CV
AB are working together in the Aftermarket sector. The cooperation
agreement means that the workshops and dealers in the global Scania service
network will now carry out maintenance work on SAF-HOLLAND trailer
components and sell SAF-HOLLAND original parts. The agreement forms the
basis for successful and future-oriented cooperation. It comprises a
complete package, taking into account logistics, warranties, workshop
service, specialty tools, helpdesks and training of workshop personnel.
'We are very pleased with this new, strategically important cooperation.
The Scania service centers are the ideal addition to our global service
network. We are making good progress in the expansion of our global service
centers and can offer our customers a prompt, reliable and comprehensive
service', said Dr. Reiner Beutel, CEO of SAF-HOLLAND Group.
The Aftermarket business unit supplies replacement parts to vehicle
manufacturers, dealer organizations and independent workshops and fleet
operators. SAF-HOLLAND's service network currently includes service
centers in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
With about EUR 800 million in sales and over 2,000 employees, SAF-HOLLAND
S.A. is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers and suppliers of premium
product systems and components primarily for trailers as well as trucks,
buses and recreational vehicles. The product range encompasses axle and
suspension systems, fifth wheels, couplers, kingpins and landing legs.
SAF-HOLLAND customers include the majority of large truck and trailer
producers all over the world. The products are sold to Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Equipment Suppliers (OESs) by means of a
global service and distribution network and via aftermarket channels
directly to the end users and service garages. SAF-HOLLAND has therefore
established itself as one of the few manufacturers in its sector that is
internationally positioned with an extensive product range and a broad
service network. SAF-HOLLAND S.A. has been listed in the Prime Standard of
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007.
SAF-HOLLAND Group GmbH
Phone +49 6095 301-617
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