The new assembly unit in Angers, France, is inaugurated. This expands the company’s chassis assembly operations on the European continent. During the 1990s, Scania takes further steps on the company’s path towards a global production structure. Thanks to the modular product system, global co-ordination becomes a reality. In highly-automated factories for making parts and components, Scania accentuates its economies of scale. Long operating hours and high workloads are very important at these expensive plants to ensure economical production. Scania therefore focuses its European component production on fewer units. The production network in Europe now comprises Södertälje, Sweden (chassis assembly, research, development and manufacture of engine and transmission components); Zwolle, the Netherlands (chassis assembly); Angers, France (chassis assembly); Luleå, Sweden (chassis component press shop); Oskarhamn, Sweden (cab production); Katrineholm, Sweden (buses and coaches); Falun, Sweden (axle production).