The HDV manufacturer has won a public tender in Milan to supply up to 200 refuse collection vehicles, of which up to 100 will be compressed natural gas powered. The trucks will be supplied to Amsa S.p.A., a provider of street cleaning and waste management services, which operates in both central Milan and surrounding municipalities.
Scania and its bodybuilding partner Farid Industrie worked together on the tender application to produce a framework agreement for rear-loader trucks. The agreement will mean delivery of up to 100 diesel trucks and up to 100 compressed natural gas trucks over a period of 24 months from the signing of the contract. The vehicles will be 3-axle Scania P-series trucks and will be powered by a 9-litre 250 or 280 hp engine.
“This order is extremely important as it represents further advancement of our relationship with both Amsa and Farid Industrie,” says Franco Fenoglio, Managing Director at Italscania S.p.A. “We will supply the client with a high-quality product, tailor-made for this specific application. The Euro 6 engine range, which includes diesel and natural gas versions, is the perfect choice for operators with strict environmental sustainability demands.”
The vehicles are covered by repair and maintenance contracts through Scania’s service network. The close collaboration with Farid Industrie has allowed Scania to significantly increase its market share in the public and special-purpose segments in Italy over the past 18 months.