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Scania USA Announces New Distributor Partnership with Laborde Products Inc.

Scania USA is pleased to announce Laborde Products Inc. as the newly appointed Distributor for Scania Marine products for the Gulf Coast and Inland Waterways Regions, effective November 1st .

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Laborde Products, headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, will be taking lead of all sales, service, and dealer development for Scania marine engines, ranging from 220 to 1,150 hp, for the Gulf
Coast and Inland Waterways Regions. These regions are comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

Scania’s commitment to service and support is clearly reflected in the choice of Laborde Products. Scania USA selected Laborde based on their knowledge and understanding of customers’ needs and their operations based in the gulf region. Laborde Product's headquarters is in the heart of Louisiana and they have a brand new facility in Houston, Texas, with staff strategically located throughout their territory.

“I am very happy we can now announce Laborde as our new marine Distributor for the Gulf Coast and Inland Waterway Regions. Among the many reasons we selected Laborde was due to our
shared core values, “Customer First” and “Respect for the Individual”, along with Laborde's success and experience in the territory. I am confident this is the best move for our customers in the area and that we will have a long and fruitful partnership.” - Håkan Sterner, President of Scania U.S.A. Inc.

“The Laborde Team is excited about our new partnership with Scania Marine. The Scania engine line up will allow us to provide high power, low weight engines to customers in our primary
commercial marine market that were previously out of our engine scope.” - Brian Laborde, President of Laborde Products.


About Laborde Products


Laborde Products is a commercial engine distribution company specializing in the commercial marine and industrial markets. Laborde will be adding Scania to their portfolio of Marine engines. Laborde provides service, training and parts support from their offices in Covington, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.

 


About Scania


Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2019, we delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 152 billion, of which about 20 percent were services related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 51,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit: www.scaniausa.com.


tags: Company Expansions, Engines, South Coast

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