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TRATON SE (TRATON GROUP)

Traton SE, known as the Traton Group (formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG), is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group and one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with its MANScaniaNavistar, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. The company also has digital services branded as RIO. In 2020, the group sold around 190,200 vehicles. 

The range of products includes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as vans and buses. As of December 31, 2020, Traton employed around 82,600 people in its commercial vehicle brands.

Websitewww.traton.com

The group’s portfolio includes light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses.

BRANDS


  • Scania – is one of the world’s largest providers of transport solutions, with production in Europe, South America, and Asia. It offers city buses, intercity and travel coaches, heavy-duty vehicles for long-distance and distribution transport, as well as construction vehicles.
  • MAN – is one of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, with production in Europe, South Africa, and Turkey. In addition to vans, MAN builds light- to heavy-duty trucks for distributors, long-distance vans, and construction vehicles, as well as city buses and intercity and travel coaches.
  • Volkswagen Truck & Bus – is a provider of light- to heavy-duty trucks and bus chassis—customized for markets such as Latin America and Africa.
  • Navistar International Corporation – is a holding company that provides commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses through its subsidiaries and affiliates. It also provides truck and diesel engine service parts.
  • RIO – is a provider of digital services in the transport industry.
  • TRATON FINANCIAL SERVICES – is a multi-brand captive finance provider.

HISTORY


   TRATON’s history began in 2015 when Volkswagen AG created Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH to bundle its brands ScaniaMAN and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus.

   In 2016, the digital brand RIO was added to the Group.

   In 2017, Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH acquired 16.6% of the shares of Navistar Inc.

   In 2018, Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and Hino Motors Ltd. agreed to enter into a strategic partnership.

   In 2018, Volkswagen Truck & Bus became TRATON GROUP.

   In 2021, Traton completed its takeover of Navistar.

In 2022, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus changed its corporate name to Volkswagen Truck and Bus, one of its parent’s former names.

   In 2022, TRATON GROUP, Daimler Truck and Volvo Group established a joint venture for the development of charging infrastructure in Europe.

LOCATIONS


  • Europe: Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Turkey
  • Africa  : South Africa
  • America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA
  • Asia: India, Malaysia, China/Taiwan

*Information from Wikipedia.org, traton.com and www.volkswagenag.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “TRATON GROUP

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