Södertälje, Sweden – European truck maker Scania and Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. have partnered on airport fire safety vehicles. Scania will deliver low-emission engines for airport product vehicles produced by Oshkosh. The partnership will cover a range of products to be launched worldwide.
Scania will begin by delivering industrial engines that meet Stage IV and Tier 4 final standards without the use of particulate filters, as well as engines that meet less strict emission levels. The 550hp to 770hp engines will be incorporated into airport product vehicles.
Meanwhile, Oshkosh is scheduled to launch a new fire apparatus – a firefighting vehicle based on a Scania chassis – at the Intershutz fire and emergency services fair in Hanover, Germany, in June. The Oshkosh Striker 6x6 features new fire-suppression systems and was designed for international markets.
As the partnership progresses, Oshkosh will launch further vehicles based on Scania products.
“As time goes by, we expect to find a range of areas where both parties can grow their businesses,” says Robert Sobocki, senior vice president and head of Scania Engines. “This partnership has also strengthened Scania’s position on the growing North American market.”
“We are excited to have access to Scania’s renowned low-emission engines for Oshkosh’s expanding lineup of emergency response vehicles,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Providing our customers with more choices to better meet their needs is an important part of our growth strategy, and offering Scania power is another major step forward.”