Scania USA Taps Laborde Products as Gulf Coast and Inland Distributor
Engine manufacturer Scania USA said it has appointed Laborde Products as its new distributor for Scania Marine products for the Gulf Coast and inland waterways regions, effective November 1.
The Covington, La. headquartered engine and power systems distributor will take on sales, service and dealer development for Scania marine engines, ranging from 220 to 1,150 horsepower, for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
Citing a commitment to service and support, Scania USA said it selected Laborde based on its knowledge and understanding of customers' needs as well as its operations based in the Gulf region. Laborde Product's headquarters is in the heart of Louisiana and it has a brand new facility in Houston, with staff strategically located throughout its territories.
“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, said Håkan Sterner, president of Scania USA. "I am confident this is the best move for our customers in the area and that we will have a long and fruitful partnership."
"The Scania engine lineup 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," said, Brian Laborde, president of Laborde Products.