2014: Scania foundry turns 100 years

2014: Scania foundry turns 100 years

The Scania foundry adjacent to the company’s head office in Södertälje, Sweden, turns 100 years. The facility is where the heart of a Scania vehicle is created: the cylinder block and cylinder head. Most of the between 85,000 and 90,000 engines Scania produces each year begin their journey here. Scania engines are placed in trucks, buses, boats or prepared for use in industrial machinery. Over these 100 years, there have been significant changes at the foundry. The work here was previously heavy, hard and relied upon skilful craftsmanship. Today, the process is highly mechanised, with significantly higher demands on precision and tolerance levels.