Scania Production Slupsk, in Poland, is issuing redundancy notices to 142 employees due to continued weak demand for buses and coaches for public transport in the most important markets for Scania's fully-built buses in the Omni range. Various support programmes have been developed in consultations between the company and the trade unions that for instance will offer the affected employees the possibility of early retirement and redundancy payment.
“The economic situation in our most important markets is showing no sign of improvement, which means that we expect continued weak demand for public transport buses in the coming year. Therefore, we have to adjust production to significantly lower volume,” says Klas Dahlberg, Senior Vice President, Scania Buses & Coaches.
The facility in Słupsk, with close to 700 employees, is the hub of Scania’s European production of fully-built (bodied) buses for public transport. The Scania OmniCity and OmniLink models are bodyworked here. Chassis for the Scania OmniCity are also assembled in Słupsk. These chassis are also delivered to other, independent bus bodybuilders in Europe, Africa and Asia.