Scania and the US coach manufacturer MCI (Motor Coach Industries) today announced at the UMA bus exhibition in Indianapolis, Indiana that the companies are discussing several forms of co-operation.

The discussions between the companies will focus on the possibility for MCI to use Scania components for coaches, as well as co-operation in marketing and aftersales activities.

"MCI and Scania both have strong brand names and are renowned for offering high-quality products," said Rolf Hedberg, Sales Director Scania Bus America. "A co-operation between Scania and MCI would enhance options and technologies for the North American marketplace.

"The discussions will allow Scania to determine the feasibility of working with MCI to create new opportunities through expanded product offerings that may enter the North American market in the coming years."