Scania is celebrating its UK golden anniversary this year. The following is a list of milestones over the organisation’s first 50 years. A series of images to accompany these milestones is attached.

1964 Scania Vabis (Great Britain) Limited formed, initially to sell engines. First office was near Heathrow Airport
1965 Engine sales of around 20 units recorded
1966 First truck (LB76 model) imported and used as demonstrator
1967 Inital batch of trucks imported. First three distributors announced: WWS Commercials of Hemel Hempstead, B&W Motors of Wolverhampton and Reliable Vehicles (Scotland) of Renfrew
1968 Scania 0-series (LB80, LB110) launched
1969 Scania V8 (LB140) launched
1973 Company renamed Scania (Great Britain) Limited. First UK Scania buses enter service
1978 Scania 1-series (LB81, LB111, LB141) launched
1980 Scania GPRT range (2-series) launched. 30th dealer point opens
1981 Company headquarters relocated to Milton Keynes
1984 National parts distribution centre opens in Milton Keynes
1986 Scania achieves truck market share of ten percent for first time
1988 Scania 3-series launched
1989 Scania 3-series named International Truck of the Year
1991 Scania’s centenary year – UK marks this with the limited edition Centurion range
1993 The long-standing cooperation with coachbuilder Irizar begins
1994 Scania network growth plans state no customer to be more than 30 minutes away from Scania service centre
1995 Scania 4-series launched
1996 Scania 4-series named International Truck of the Year
1997 Scania 4-series named Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year
2000 Scania 4-series is again Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year
2004 Scania PRT range launched (now PGR range)
2005 Scania R-series named International Truck of the Year
2010 Scania R-series again named International Truck of the Year
2011 Scania engines adopted by Royal National Lifeboat Institution
2013 Scania Streamline launched. First Scania gas-powered buses enter service
2014 Scania celebrates 50 years in the UK. Limited Edition Golden Griffin launched
Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
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