In addition to the 375 units being delivered by the end of April, the company has ordered a further 435 trucks expected to be delivered before the end of June.
Scania has supplied trucks to Zoomlion since 2008 with the resultant concrete pump trucks used in the construction of infrastructure such as high-rise buildings and bridges.
“The year has started very well, with deliveries to Zoomlion alone meaning our sales volume during the first quarter of 2012 almost matches full year sales in 2011,” says Peter Sjöblom, managing director of Scania’s Chinese sales company.
The partnership between Scania and Zoomlion is said to be advancing smoothly with Scania’s truck chassis having been increasingly customised to facilitate and streamline Zoomlion’s work of fitting the trucks with the concrete pump superstructures. In close customer-supplier co-operation, Scania’s trucks have been dimensioned to accommodate even longer concrete placing booms.
“Scania’s strong position as a supplier of trucks to the premium segment for concrete pumps also represents a success for our entire organisation’s cross-functional working method,” adds Peter Sjöblom.
In order to ensure high uptime, Scania China has trained personnel at Zoomlion’s own service workshops and has also established special teams of service technicians who can assist in the event of operational disruptions.
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd is China’s leading manufacturer of machinery and equipment which is used in the construction of important national infrastructure. Research and development is also conducted in the group, as well as technology consulting services.
Founded in 1992, Zoomlion is said to be the world’s largest concrete pumping machinery manufacturer and today has more than 30,000 employees. The Italian concrete pump manufacturer Cifa has been part of the group since 2008.