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What's striking about such a global corporation is that Scania is entirely missing in the states. If I'm not misinformed Scania sold trucks here in the states in the 80's and 90's. The effort failed due to poor sales networks and overly heavy trucks. A section on this should definitely be included in the article, I could do it if I find the time. Also, the article is very poorly referenced. --Relrel (talk) 11:17, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
- It was mostly due to them trying to sell whole trucks when US market is more geared towards buying parts of trucks. The other problem was that they kept their European program and thus didn't adapt to the very different laws governing trucks lengths. The fact that the front of the truck can be much longer in the US should create a different layout.
- They do have plans to get back into the US market, buy teaming up with companies that are already in the market and selling major parts like engines. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:28, 26 July 2009 (UTC) Soss
Scania is sold to Volkswagen Group
Today (3-3-2008) Volkswagen Group purchased some stocks from Scania i believe from MAN, and is now the biggest shareholder of Scania, i dont know if this is worth mentioning.
I suggest the article to be renamed since it does not follow wikipedia principles according to the following two principles:
- The Wikipedia principles state that the articles should be named after the most used name. That 'Scania' and not 'Scania AB' is the most common name can easily be backed up by a google search for 'Scania AB' vs 'Scania', where 'Scania' by far gets more hits.
- As the wikipedia naming convention states, the 'AB' should not be part of the article name if it concerns a company (quote: 'The legal status of the company (in English: Corp., plc, Inc. or LLC; similar statuses in other languages that can come either after or before the company name), is not normally included, i.e. Microsoft or Wal-Mart. When disambiguation is needed, legal status, main company interest or "(company)" can be used to disambiguate') Birtitia (talk) 11:11, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. The article is housed at Scania AB because an article named Scania already exists. As that article also covers a significant subject, the very guideline you invoke above (When disambiguation is needed, legal status, main company interest or "(company)" can be used to disambiguate) comes in to play. Gr1st (talk) 11:17, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Defence: There are many articles whith the same name ('MAN', for instance)- that is why there are disambiguation pages. The article should have the name most commonly used by people. I found it utterly confusing that I couldn't reach scania before I realized that it was called 'scania ab´. Birtitia (talk) 12:42, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
- I've boldy moved it. AB is meaningless to all but a few editors. MickMacNee (talk) 12:50, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Improving Scania article
It's a shame to see this article looking a bit unloved - so I'm doing what I can to improve it.10:49, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Since when St Petersburg is in Asia?!
Some European countries invert the use of commas and periods in their monetary conventions. in this article it lists:
Revenue SEK 62,074 million (2009)
Operating income SEK 2,473 million (2009)
Profit SEK 3,365 million (2009)
Total assets SEK 98,451 million (2009)
Total equity SEK 23,303 million (2009)
It should really read 62.074 million, alternatively the original number given would more properly mean 62.074 billion. or is a way to express the difference between the American Billion and the English Millard —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:30, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
- I don't quite understand your complaint. The numbers expressed are correct and use the "Anglophone" thousand separator (a comma). Gr1st (talk) 21:31, 26 June 2010 (UTC)