The leading commercial vehicles manufacturer Scania announced to invest approximately $115 million in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden. The investment will expand electrified range of trucks, buses and engines in the region.
- The initial step is a 18,000-square metre facility and the construction will start early 2021 with the aim to be fully operational by 2023.
- Employing a staff of 200, most recruited from within the company, the battery assembly plant will be highly automated from incoming goods throughout production to delivery.
- The battery laboratory will contain three 250-square metre test halls for battery cells, modules and packs. Adjacent to these halls, the laboratory will also have facilities for test sample preparation in order to improve work environment, safety and testing uptime.
In Nov 2020, The French global energy and services group ENGIE, and its subsidiary EVBox Group, are joining forces with Scania to offer transport providers in 13 European countries a customised and complete e-mobility solution. Charging is a prerequisite for electrifying transport.
In Sep 2020, Dagab, which handles assortment, purchasing and logistics for Swedens second largest food retail group Axfood, has formed a far-reaching collaboration with Scania in electrification. Scania will provide advisory services in areas such as fleet planning, assessing suitable routes for electrification and selecting an efficient charging infrastructure.
In May 2020, Scania and the leading Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO have a long-standing collaboration in delivering high-performance trucks. Based on that close relationship, the two companies are jointly exploring new electrification technologies. Scania will now deliver up to 75 battery electric trucks to ASKO over the following three years.
Scania, headquartered in Södertälje, Sweden, is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. The companys commercial vehicles portfolio includes heavy lorries, trucks and buses. It also manufactures diesel engines for heavy vehicles as well as marine and general industrial applications. Scania is part of TRATON GROUP. Under this umbrella the brands Scania, MAN and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus work closely together with the aim to turn TRATON GROUP and its brands into a Global Champion.
Scania employs approximately 51,000 people in about 100 countries. The companys research and development activities are mainly concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. The company also offers vehicle financing, insurance and rental services.