Scania Renews Public Bus Systems in Iran
Scania has signed an agreement in principle with the Iranian province of Isfahan and Shahr-e Atiyeh Investment Company on the delivery of 1,350 buses for public transport for Isfahan and four other Iranian cities. Two Memoranda of Understanding were signed in Tehran in the presence of the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, by Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, during their visit to the country, according to a press release from the company. Scania and Oghab Afshan will supply Isfahan with 350 buses and in the frame agreement with Shahr-e Atiyeh, up to 1,000 buses will be financed. Iran is one of Scania’s top ten bus markets globally. Privately owned Oghab Afshan has been Scania’s bus partner and distributor in Iran since 2000. The company employs close to 1,100 persons in its Scania operations, including 860 in the bus factory.