Swedish heavy vehicles major Scania has announced the appointment of Erik Bergvall as the new head of its operations in the Middle East.
According to a statement from Scania Middle East, the company welcomed Bergvall as the new managing director for the region as of September 1 this year. Erik has moved from his previous position as regional director at Scania Germany and will now be based in the Scania Middle East head office in Dubai, the company said.
“I am very much looking forward to participate in Scania´s continuing journey in the Middle East. With our strong product and service offering we are in a great position to continue delivering value to our customers in terms of operating economy, service and safety,” said Bergvall.
Among Scania’s recent activities in the Middle East was the launch of its complete range of new generation trucks, which was officially launched late last year. The company said at the time that with the complete, new truck range, it aimed to set “a new standard for what is premium in the region’s transport industry”.
The result of 10 years of development work and investments of over two billion euros, the new truck generation draws on Scania’s 127-year heritage as an industry leader. The company has been playing a role in the region’s transport sector for more than four decades and says it provides “outstanding fuel efficient and optimised vehicles, fully customised and adapted to the requirements and operating conditions of the Middle East”.