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Brand: Scania


With a presence in more than one hundred countries and over 34,000 workers, Scania is one of the ‘big’ of the vehicles compartement. In addition to trucks, tractor units and buses, the company manufactures diesel engines for industrial and marine applications. The production sites are located in different European countries (Sweden, France, Netherlands, Poland, Russia) and non-EU (Argentina and Brazil). Scania is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the majority shareholder is, since 2008, Volkswagen.

Ancestors of Scania are two Swedish companies. The Vabis that stands for “Vagnfabriksaktiebolaget the Södertälje, factory founded in 1891 in Södertälje (present Scania headquarter) for the construction of railway carriages. And the “Maskinfabriksaktiebolaget Scania” in short Scania (from the name of the southernmost province in Sweden), formed in 1900 in Malmo and dedicated to the production of bicycles. After a while both companies began to manufacture cars and trucks. And in 1911, to face the increasing competition in this sector, Scania and Vabis merged. The first bus was born and the production of cars and trucks continued both in the factory in Södertälje than in Malmo. In 1935 Scania Vabis became an agent of Volkswagen in Sweden. The following year launched the first diesel engine all built in house and in 1939 Scania presented the Vabis Royal, diesel engine based on the use of standardized components. This was a solution that opened the way for the birth of the Scania modular system. In 1949 was the time of the first direct injection diesel engine Scania Vabis. During the Fifties Scania created a sales and service network in Europe. In 1957 was opened in Brazil the first plant outside Europe for the manufacture of trucks while in the Sixties was opened two manufacturing sites in Sweden, one in Katrineholm for buses and one in Oskarshamn for the manufacture of cabins, and a assembly plant in the Netherlands. In 1969 was born the Saab-Scania merger with compatriot Saab, a company that produced automobiles and aircraft. In 1976 and 1992 two other establishments were inaugurated: one at Tucuman (Argentina) and the other at Angers (France). In 1995 the Swedish company again became independent and during the following year was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and New York. In 2000 a stage simobolica: the millionth truck product, whose exemplary work participation of eleven facilities in five countries. In 2008 a majority stake in Scania passed into the hands of Volkswagen.

For the bus segment, Scania offers city and intercity models in sizes between 10.9 and 18 meters with diesel, biodiesel, natural gas or ethanol engine. For several years Scania is working with Irizar providing exclusive its frames. In 2006, then began a collaboration with the Chinese manufacturer Higer Bus to produce a new range of models including Touring, a coach proposed for European markets.


January/February 2020: The first Interlink LD LNG buses.

November 2019 – Innovation for the Traton brands in the bus sector.

March 2019 – First Scania LNG-powered Interlink LD in Italy

March 2019 – Scania is conducting trials on autonomous driving

January / February 2019 – Test drive with the Touring HD 13.7

March 2018 – Joint venture in China

November 2017 -Touring HD 12,1 Test

November 2017 – The future is now

September 2017- Scania believes in hydrogen

June 2017 – Giro d’Italia on a Touring

April 2017 – Now also in Italy the Touring HD

December 2016 – The Touring coach arrives in Italy

November 2016 – Research for safe driving systems

July / August 2016 – Swedish mechanics applied to the Spanish buses

April 2016 – In 2015 the Group profit increased

December 2015 – The Interlink LD CNG engine goes beyond the city

September 2015 – The Citywide LE with parallel hybrid drive system

May 2015 – Winning with Spanish bodybuilders

March 2015 – CNG buses for Spain

January / February 2015 – Project for wirelessly recharging hybrids

November 2014 – Record sales of buses in the Norwegian market

October 2014 – Chassis and complete buses for Spain

September 2014 – New CityWide hybrid among the models on display at the IAA

June 2014 – Scores in Mexico City and Cairo

May 2014 – Citywide with Euro VI gas engine

December 2013 – Orders form Berlin and technology investments

March 2013 – Scania wins in Russia and begins production in India

January 2013 – The city has a new look thanks to the Citywide LF

December 2012 – Trolleybuses on Scania chassis for São Paulo do Brasil

November 2012 – 370 kilometres onboard the intercity OmniExpress 3.20

October 2011 – On Scania chassis the city buses for Rio de Janeiro

September 2011 – The Scania Touring attacks the Spanish market

September 2011 – On Scania chassis the NGV buses for Empresa Martin

July 2011 – Hundred years of history for Scania Bus

July 2011 – To Pamplona and Copenhagen the biodiesel by Scania

May 2011 – Scania OmniExpress 3.20 for regular services

February 2011 – Stockholm and UK in the name of Scania

November 2010 – Also the three axles version of the Scania Touring