Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, urban and intercity buses, coaches and industrial and marine engines. The company has been a Volkswagen Group brand since 2008.
Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.
Scania focuses on producing efficient, low-carbon solutions that boost customer profitability, well aware that success in these efforts depends on close collaboration and solution-finding partnerships along the entire value chain. By succeeding in this ambition, we strengthen our own competitiveness, profitability and future success. In 2019, Scania’s sales revenue totaled € 14,592 billion.
The three highlight projects 2019
“We are committed to a leadership role in the shift toward a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.”
Scania Climate Day
The climate crisis is one of the major forces driving the transformation of the transport industry. For Scania to be able to drive the shift, it’s critical that everyone in our organisation understands the challenge we are facing, the impact from the industry and what Scania is doing to address it.
To raise awareness and give everyone a chance to contribute, Scania held a Climate Day on 20 September 2019. Operations across Scania’s sites around the world stopped for a minimum of one hour, giving all of our more than 51,000 employees time out to focus solely on climate change. During the event, employees attended workshops to learn more about the issue, Scania’s impact and brainstorm ideas for carbon-saving actions that each group could incorporate in their plans in both the short and long term.
The event was a resounding success, generating a huge level of engagement, energy and positive feedback among employees. As well as producing a wide range of promising ideas for carbon-reduction initiatives, the day helped raise awareness among Scania employees of the company’s overall strategy to address climate change and the impact along the Scania value chain. Altogether, the event involved 2,500 trainers, and fact-sheets for the day were translated into 33 languages.
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Scania unveils new generation city and suburban range
In October 2019, Scania launched the next generation of its Citywide buses for urban and suburban operations. Leading with the Scania Citywide battery electric bus, the new range offers lower fuel and energy consumption, higher passenger capacity, better drivability and more comfort for passengers and drivers alike. Buses are in the vanguard of the shift to fossil-free transport in cities, and Scania’s new Citywide BEV bus range is a crucial step forward. With a 300 kW electric motor powered by batteries designed for fast-charging, the bus can carry up to 95 passengers in comfort.
Electric charging infrastructure
To deliver the seismic shift required to decarbonise transport, the industry must work hand in hand with government authorities on both a local and national level. Scania’s contribution to developing electric road infrastructure for electrified heavy vehicles is a good example of this kind of partnership in action. Scania has been cooperating for a long time with the Swedish ministry of Infrastructure and Road Authority around the ongoing pilot in Sweden. In Germany, Scania and Siemens are involved in the Trucks for German eHighways project, co-financed by the German government through BMUB, the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. A similar project is underway on a six-kilometre stretch of the A35 Brebemi highway in northern Italy, involving the regional road authority Concessioni Autostradali Lombarde.
Swedish Leadership on Sustainable Development (SLSD)
Scania participates in Swedish Leadership on Sustainable Development (SLSD), a multi-stakeholder network with the aim to accelerate implementation of Agenda 2030 in developing countries. The network is set up as an arena for partnership between companies, government authorities and other organisations for development and up-scaling of solutions. The members of this network share knowledge and carry out joint projects to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty. During 2019, the network has focused on issues such as climate risks, just transition, decent work and responsible raw materials purchasing.
Global Deal - Together for decent work and inclusive growth
Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the objective of jointly addressing challenges in the global labour market so as to enable all people to benefit from globalisation. The fundamental idea at the heart of the Global Deal is to highlight the potential of sound industrial relations and enhanced social dialogue as a means to foster decent work, quality jobs and increased productivity and, by extension, greater equality and inclusive growth. As one the first partners, Scania believes that the Global Deal creates a great platform for further co-operation with other companies and organisations to reach greater improvements together. The objectives of the Global Deal are effective industrial relations, decent work and quality jobs for all. If met they will contribute to greater equality and inclusive economic development. This will benefit workers, companies and societies. It is, ultimately, a ‘win-win-win’ for all.
Pathways Coalition Breaking down barriers to fossil-free transport
The Pathways Coalition is an initiative bringing together Scania, E.ON, H&M, and Siemens to explore cross-sector approaches to achieving a fossil-free heavy transport system by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. Since it was formed in 2018, the coalition has driven debate around how to achieve sustainable transport. Topics highlighted in recent meetings included the importance of promoting common standards in biofuel availability, and the need to decarbonise the energy sector in parallel with transport electrification.
Scania scores hat trick: Scania R 450 is Green Truck 2019
The Scania R 450 wins the Green Truck 2019 award and is named the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly commercial vehicle in its class. This victory gives Scania a hat trick for its third consecutive win in the competition.
Green Truck 2019 is a German comparison fuel test sponsored by trade publications VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker which focuses on the lowest fuel consumption. Thirteen vehicles were competing for the title and the best economic value.
Scania wins Truck of the Year Latin America 2020
Scania’s new truck generation has been voted “Truck of the Year Latin America” for 2020. The selection was made by a jury of 15 commercial vehicle editors and specialist journalists from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. The award was presented at Fenatran, the largest transport trade show in Latin America.
Based on the same rules of the renowned International Truck of the Year, the Latin American award is presented for trucks introduced in the market over the past 12 months. The jury makes its decision on the basis of which truck that has contributed the most to road transport efficiency. Several important criteria are considered, including technological innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental footprint and total operating economy.
Scania’s L-series wins the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019
The leading Italian trade magazine Vado e Torno, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, has awarded the gas-powered Scania L 340 Sustainable Distribution Truck of the Year. This is Scania’s third consecutive annual award in the category.
The award is based on sustainability and efficiency, not only with regard to emissions but also on safety, smooth driving characteristics, the effects on society and sustainable production.
In its motivation, Vado e Torno highlights the fact that the truck features a normal interior cab height, the City Safe Window that addresses the right-hand side blind spot and the kneeling facility for easy boarding. “The L-series not only offers a cab created for the city but also fills it with all the technology needed to make the truck really sustainable from a safety perspective,” says Maurizio Cervetto, Editor-in-Chief, Vado e Torno. The great visibility, braking systems in combination with radar and camera assistance, drowsiness awareness system and the airbags with the Scania-exclusive rollover side curtain airbag are, according to the publication, “just the tip of the iceberg”. “The gas engine and gearbox are state-of-the-art that maximise performance with the minimum consumption and, therefore, environmental impact.”