Posted October 7, 2020
Scania USA has selected Laborde Products as the new distributor for Scania Marine Engines along the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Midwest markets.
Laborde Products has been devoted to developing commercial engine brands throughout the United States for more than 20 years and has always been committed to the service and support of the engines and products it represents.
Beginning November 1, Laborde Products will offer Scania Engines to its current and future marine operator customers.
“Laborde Products seeks to represent Scania and our operators with the best engines, service and support in the market,” said Brian Laborde, President of Laborde Products.
Scania Marine provides a range of engines for both propulsion and auxiliary applications including 9-, 13- and 16-liter engines. This range is capable of propelling high-speed patrol craft vessels or hauling personnel and supplies offshore on crew boats and everything in between.
Scania Marine engines offer a minimum horsepower of 220 to a maximum of 1,150, with RPMs ranging from 1600 to 2300, meeting the United States EPA Tier 2 and Tier 3 requirements.
Scania engines are designed with a superior power-to-weight ratio, maintain ease of serviceability and focuses to improve efficiencies for the life of the engine overall.
The Laborde Products team says it is excited to increase the scope of its marine business to include the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, West Virginia, and Tennessee. In addition to these states, Laborde Products is also responsible for the southern portions of Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with its partners and customers, it is driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2019, it delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses, as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totaled to over SEK 152 billion, of which about 20% were services related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 51,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, with regional production centers in Africa, Asia, and Eurasia.
Laborde Products is a commercial engine distribution company specializing in the commercial marine and industrial markets. Laborde is the distributor for Mitsubishi, FPT, Yanmar, Hatz and Steyr engines. Laborde provides service, training and parts support from their offices in Covington, La., and Houston, Texas