Scania Infotronics AB: Transforming IT technology into truck customer values
Jointly with the Swedish automotive research company Mecel (Delphi-owned), Scania is starting a new cutting-edge electronics company, Scania Infotronics AB, headed by Peter Gillbrand. Operational from 1 April 1999, the new company will use new information technology and flexible working methods to respond rapidly to new demands in the heavy vehicle business. Based in Kista – Sweden's 'Silicon Valley' – in the northern suburbs of Stockholm, the company will work on the open market, with Scania as one of its customers.
"Scania is determined to stay at the forefront of commercial vehicle development," says Håkan Samuelsson, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Scania. " We will introduce IT systems and features wherever they produce tangible customer benefits, promote operating economy and uptime, reduce the environmental impact or promote road safety – to further strengthen the values of the Scania brand.
Mecel AB [me'kæl]
Mecel is engaged in advanced electronics engineering for the automotive industry with a focus on engines, vehicles, the environment and infrastructural systems. Mecel's strengths are its highly skilled workforce, speed to market and the leverage of its owner, Delphi Automotive Systems, the world largest automotive systems supplier.
For further information, please contact:Ulf Söderström, Press Manager, tel. +46 8 55381044Peter Gillbrand, Scania Infotronics AB, tel. +46 70 8225969Hasse Johansson, Mecel AB, tel +46 532 621 02