News from Elmia Lastbil

Elmia Lastbil in Jönköping, Sweden was one big party for the visiting public in sunny late-summer weather. The trade fair began with great success as Scania presented the world premiere of its new generation of trucks.
“It was wonderful that Scania chose Elmia for the premiere of its new truck,” comments Annika Brandin, Business Manager of Elmia Lastbil. “It just proves the fair’s strength and impact on the market. As that wasn’t enough, we also had Boije Ovebrink’s ‘The Iron Knight’ with us at Volvo’s stand. It’s the world’s fastest truck that can top 276 km/h. This fair is truly important to the whole industry.”

29 August 2016 Read more

It was a high-pressure moment in more ways than one when the curtain opened to reveal Scania’s next generation of trucks. There were great expectations, hordes of people and – not least – bright sunshine over the historic premiere.

27 August 2016 Read more

The Iron Knight. That’s what Volvo Trucks has chosen to call the world’s fastest truck. The powerful beast had its world premiere at Elmia Lastbil. “We’re very proud to unveil it here at Elmia,” says Hans Börjesson, head of Volvo Trucks in Sweden.

27 August 2016 Read more
Technology is making huge strides right now at Mercedes-Benz. Here we see the company’s Swedish sales manager Mattias Nilsson together with a photo of the electric-powered Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck.

The environment and safety are the main focus at Mercedes-Benz. “We want to be innovative in all respects,” explains Mattias Nilsson, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz trucks in Sweden.

27 August 2016 Read more
Enthusiast Anders Andersson behind the wheel of the oldest truck in Elmia Lastbil’s Veteran Truck Hall – a Scania-Vabis from 1913.

A whole hall dedicated to the history of trucks. That’s what veteran truck devotee Anders Andersson and his friends could present at Elmia Lastbil. The space was packed with trucks from bygone times. “All in all we exhibited 53 vehicles – the most we’ve had since we started here in 2010,” he said.

27 August 2016 Read more
TU is a new auto tensioner for securing cargo made by ExTe. It is shown here by sales rep Ulf Göransson.

Elmia Lastbil advertises itself as the home of intelligent solutions. One Swedish company to answer that call was ExTe Fabriks AB. During the fair the company promoted its new compact TU automatic tensioning device. “It’s a product that makes everyday life easier for the user,” explains ExTe representative Ulf Göransson.

27 August 2016 Read more