2 years ago Scania and MAN started the work to merge the two operations in St. Petersburg. There were some struggle and occassionally disagreements but in the end it turned out very well and as soon as we moved together there has been a good cooperation, that is improving continuosly.
May 2016 the common production started with both brands on the same assembly line. To find a workable line sequence both brands and all involved had to make adjustment, show willingness to cooperate and to find solutions in order to make this possible.
Many people have been involved in this process and we are very greatful to everybody that has been involved, from project resources (centrally as well as locally) and local employees to top management.
|Works area||33,510 m2|
2011 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to build a production plant with the city's government of St. Petersburg
2011 Founding of the society "OOO MAN Truck & Bus Production RUS"
2011 Entry into the rental contract for an existing production hall
2012 Receipt of the construction permit and begin of conversion work
2012 Begin of test production for startup of the production plants
10.2014 Feasability study related to possible merge of MAN and Scania in St Petersburg
07.2015 Decision to merge the two brands assembly in St Petersburg
10.2015 Start of implementation of merged operations
02.2016 New entity Truck Production RUS LLC is created, 50/50 Joint venture MAN and Scania (inauguration1 June 2016)
04.2016 New organization started, merged organizations in place, new managing director Ino Moberg
04.2016 The new company is controlled by a common board with 2 represenatives from MAN and Scania respectively
05.2016 Start of production. Both brands on the same assembly line
05.2016 Initial production level is planned for ~1.200 trucks/year, technical capacity is ~6.000 trucks/year
01.2017 Estimated production volume 2017, <1.000 (MAN and Scania)