Growth in the number of new cars heading for the Danish market via Malmö

Sales of company cars are building up again after the crisis, and due to Danish tax rules, the end of the year is the busiest period.

When the Danish business sector begins ordering new company cars, it’s a clear sign that we are nearing the end of the year. Due to Danish duty and tax regulations, sales of company cars in Denmark are traditionally concentrated at the end of the year.

Desire among customers to purchase new cars is also a welcome indication that the worst of the crisis is over.

“Just like the rest of society, the market for company cars was affected by the crisis in 2008-09, with a significant drop in the number of cars heading to the Danish market, but this year we are seeing an increase in the number of cars being supplied,” says Torben Olesen, key account manager at Motortransport in Malmö.

In 2007, Motortransport delivered around 55-60,000 cars via Malmö. Then came the crisis and numbers fell, but this year Torben is expecting an improvement again, to a volume of 35-40,000 cars.

“The dealers have almost doubled their orders compared to 2009. We have been busy and I don’t think that we will be able to take a holiday between Christmas and New Year, but naturally that’s a positive problem,” says Torben.

Motortransport has 14 terminals throughout Sweden, and comprises two businesses: Scandinavian Motortransport AB, which is responsible for nationwide car transport by train and truck, and Nordisk Motortransport AB, which is responsible for handling imports, or Pre Delivery Inspection, of new cars. In 2008, the company prepared or transported approximately half a million cars.
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