Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Scania AB

Scania AB is a major Swedish manufacturer headquartered in Södertälje, focusing on commercial vehicles—specifically heavy lorries, trucks and buses. It also manufactures diesel engines for heavy vehicles as well as marine and general industrial applications.

Websitewww.scania.com

Scania was formed in 1911 through the merger of Södertälje-based Vabis and Malmö-based Maskinfabriks-aktiebolaget Scania. Since 1912, the company has been re-located again to Södertälje after the merger. Today, Scania has production facilities in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Thailand, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Russia and Finland. In addition, there are assembly plants in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Scania’s sales and service organisation and finance companies are worldwide. In 2012, the company employed approximately 42,100 people around the world.

Scania was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm stock exchange from 1996 to 2014. The company is a subsidiary of Traton, part of the Volkswagen Group.

Scania’s logo shows a griffin, from the coat of arms of the province of Scania (SwedishSkåne).

 “Scania History 

 Scania was founded in 1891. Since then we have built and delivered more than 1,400,000 trucks and buses for heavy transport work.

Today Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and buses. Industrial and Marine Engines is another important business area. Unlike our competitors, we have systematically concentrated our resources in the heavy transport segment.

Even during periods of sagging markets for trucks, Scania has shown good earnings. For more than seven decades, Scania has reported a profit every year.

Eleven factories in five countries were in 2000 involved in the manufacture of Scania number 1,000,000.

In the rear view window

What is it that makes Scania the successful company it is today and who are the people behind its products? On a journey through the past, we meet the managers, inventors and workers who have contributed to Scania’s history.

The difference between being a truck- or bus driver today and a hundred years ago is enormous. At the beginning of the 20th century, truck drivers worked outdoors – there were no cabs at all. Roads were barely passable, and drivers mainly needed muscle power for loading and unloading as well as for manoeuvring their trucks on the road.”

*Information from Scania.com

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