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Estonian Defence Forces to Acquire 265 Military Vehicles from Scania

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Estonian Defence Forces to Acquire 265 Military Vehicles from Scania

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Estonian Defence Forces to Acquire 265 Military Vehicles from Scania
Estonian Defence Forces to Acquire 265 Military Vehicles from Scania

Scania contributes to a historic modernisation of Estonian defence forces. Deliveries of 265 vehicles will start this summer, as the company has won most of the contracts in the initial phase of a multi-hundred million Euro framework agreement. The scope of the agreement is to equip Estonia and Latvia with defence vehicles over the next seven years, due to Europe’s heightened security situation. It was signed by the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) in autumn 2023 with Scania as one of the contracted heavy vehicle suppliers. ECDI is, through the agreement, able to procure heavy vehicles to a total value of EUR 437 million.

“Scania has a long history of supporting nations in building resilient defences to protect citizens, values and human rights. It is part of our commitment to contribute to long-lasting sustainable development,” Stefano Fedel says.

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“We are glad and proud of the contributions we are about to make, and of course, we are ready to do even more as the work with the framework agreement continues,” says Stefano Fedel, Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, Scania.

As the first stage of the procurement draws to a close, Scania has won seven of nine tenders in this segment with a collective value of more than EUR 50 million including 265 vehicles. Deliveries will take place between this summer and the next. The deliveries to support the Estonian defence will consist of vehicles intended for cargo and defence unit transportation. They will include tractors, platform trucks and trucks equipped with cranes and hook lifts. The strong start Scania has made within the agreement confirms the company’s leading market position as a provider of reliable and tailored top-quality solutions.

Scania AB, stylised SCANIA in its products, is a major Swedish manufacturer headquartered in Södertälje, focusing on commercial vehicles—specifically heavy lorries, trucks and buses. It also manufactures diesel engines for heavy vehicles as well as marine and general industrial applications. Scania was formed in 1911 through the merger of Södertälje-based Vabis and Malmö-based Maskinfabriks-aktiebolaget Scania. Employing more than 50,000 people in about 100 countries, Scania’s research and development is concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America.

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