Besides, Stefan Palskog was appointed as President of the Indian operations. Benje replaced Anders Grundstromer, who was moving back to the parent organisation after heading the Indian unit for three years. The company, which currently has a production capacity of 2,500 trucks and 1,000 buses, plans to double the capacity by 2020.
"We aim to double production capacity by 2020 with a target of selling 5,000 trucks and 2,500 buses annually," outgoing MD Grundstromer told reporters here. Scania also plans to expand employee pool to 1,200 at the manufacturing plant near Bengaluru, he added. When asked about the investment on doubling the capacity, Grundstromer cited that the company was yet to finalise the details.
The company had been present in India since 2007. It inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in the country in Narasapura, Bengaluru at an investment of Rs 300 crore in 2013.
Scania also welcomed the government's decision to advance the timelines for BS VI emission norms in the country.

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