Scania Argentina presented a balance of the first semester of 2021, with a focus on Sales address and Services. Within the framework of Triennial Plan 2020-2022, that foresees an investment of 45 million in its factory and in its dealer network, the company explained that its customer service levels, as well as its sales, reached Very good results.
With respect to truck marketing, they were sold 770 units, while the 45 available units of the Limited Anniversary Edition were immediately sold out.
In the segment buses, one of the main milestones was the delivery of 52 urban units to the Metropol Group. Vehicles of the Line Green Efficiency They also had a very good impact, since they generated 50 orders of gas trucks in the first half of 2021, and another 50 are expected to be completed before the end of the year.
"We were able to verify the efficiency of the Demo Trucks program, which allows customers to perform tests in real-life situations with vehicles from the Green Efficiency range"He explained Fernando Ríos, Sales Director of Scania Argentina.
"THEAfter carrying out 40 tests with CNG trucks in different parts of the country, 70% of those customers decided to purchase one or more units, which confirms the savings due to the type of fuel and the reduction in operating costs that these friendlier products guarantee. with the environment”, Added the executive.
Regarding the service network, Scania confirmed that the high occupancy levels are being resumed in the different dealerships in the country, since they have 28% more average hours of service than last year.
Likewise, works are being carried out that will support the network and strategically relocate service centers in key areas of the country, such as Patagonia and the Cuyo region. Another relevant information reported has to do with the Fleet Management System: they are already 15.160 connected vehicles in Argentina with access to vehicle, driver and maintenance service management; that are part of the 500.000 that Scania has globally connected.
"In this first semester, 65% of the 0 km vehicles sold were delivered with maintenance contracts"He indicated Leandro Hernández, Director of Services of Scania Argentina, and added: “we are in atTotal of 4.400 vehicles with contracts, which means a 22% growth over the total of last year".
Among the announcements made, Scania also confirmed that the production at the Tucumán factory and its consequent exports are going through levels of historical record, Ya que increased 111% year-on-year. The area of Engines He also referred to an important recovery in the market after the first year of the pandemic, given that it has sold 92 units in 2021 for the power generation, marine and agricultural segments.
Furthermore, Scania Credit Argentina, the new financial entity presented in July, which offers flexible and personalized financing for each client's business, and which through a commercial agreement with One includes the possibility of insuring units acquired or in the customers' fleet, confirmed the 30% of total sales closed, which is very close to the 35% set as an annual goal.