In July 2000 the millionth Scania was presented to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at Expo 2000, the world trade fair in Hannover, Germany. The truck is now on its way home to Södertälje.
The millionth Scania has been used by the ICRC for humanitarian efforts in the Balkans, in Afghanistan and in Africa. When it gets home, it will take its place in Scania’s collection of epoch-making vehicles.
So what was the millionth Scania? It was a Scania R 124 CA 6×4 360 with container semitrailer.
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The jubilee truck completed the final leg of its world trip recently, when Robert Bengtsson from the Scania museum drove the truck home from Skandia harbour in Gothenburg.
Eleven of Scania’s production units around the world were involved in the manufacture of the truck in order to demonstrate Scania’s global production. Scania employees from all these units also attended the presentation ceremony in Hannover.
There is photo documentation which shows the history of the truck all the way from the manufacture of core components to various transportation services on behalf of the International Red Cross.
This epoch-making vehicle will therefore have a comprehensive story to tell visitors to the Marcus Wallenberg Hall.
The truck has had a long sea voyage to Sweden. The voyage began in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania in March and passed through India and Japan to Southampton in the UK, where it was reloaded onto a new ship destined for Gothenburg.