Scania to miss BTS as floor space opens up

HVIA points to demand in Brisbane Truck Show main floor waiting list

Scania to miss BTS as floor space opens up
Scania won't be on display


Scania will be missing from next year’s Brisbane Truck Show, marking it as the second Swedish-headquartered truckmaker to bow out after Volvo.

However, BTS organiser Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is taking the move in its stride, seeing it as a global issue rather than an Australian one.

"We are of course disappointed to hear from any exhibitor that they are not in a position to attend the show," HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking says.

"This year has been very testing for businesses across the world and in some cases that has proven to impact stock availability and new product timelines.

"However, in other cases it is quite the opposite. In fact, we still have a waiting list for space on the main floor of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

"Our members and other exhibitors can’t wait for the show to get here so they can get back in front of customers and other prospects.

"Most people’s fears have largely been alleviated with state borders progressively being opened on the back of Victoria’s long but successful lockdown.

"Queensland has shown it is ready to host large events again with the success of the AFL finals series, and businesses across the city have adjusted to welcome our attendees in a safe manner.

"Not only that, the space that had become vacant outside the show at South Bank and across Brisbane CBD is in great demand.

"The new Civil Construction Field Days have really been received well with CCFQ’s phone running hot from day one with enquiries about participating in the new heavy equipment and machinery show.

"So yes, we will miss any exhibitor that cannot be part of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, but the industry is going to come together regardless, and we will be ready to ensure that every visitor has a great, and safe, experience when they do." 

Read about Scania’s new Euro 6 V8 engine and gearboxes, here

An official statement on the move from Scania is not forthcoming.

The make has recently lifted the lid internationally on a more powerful Scania Euro 6 V8 engine and new light-weight gearboxes.

It is unclear if that has any bearing on its decision but it is understood, Scania views the show’s timing as in conflict with its forward model introduction plans for 2021.


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