Scania’s aim 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 is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance and rental services to enable our customers to focus on their core business. Scania is also a leading provider of industrial and marine engines.
A global presence
With around 52,100 employees in about 100 countries, our sales and service network is strategically placed where our customers need us, no matter where they operate. 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. In addition there are regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia.
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.
2018 in figures
The global economy continued to expand in 2018 and so did demand for transport. Scania enjoyed an impressive volume growth with deliveries on all-time high levels for trucks, buses and coaches and engines in the year. Service sales also reached a new record level. Demand for, and the reception of, Scania’s new truck generation is continuing to be very successful. With the launch in Asia and Latin America the roll-out was finalised during 2018.
Total product deliveries and service sales reached all-time high levels and Scania’s net sales rose to a record level in 2018.
Scania’s operational performance was strong during the year, despite going through the biggest industrial changeover in the company’s history. The operating margin amounted to 10.1 percent in 2018.
*Operating income 2016 excluding items affecting comparability (a provision of SEK 3.8 billion related to the European Commission’s competition investigation).
Number of employees
At the end of 2018 the number of employees had increased by 2,840 people compared to the end of 2017.
Connected Scania Vehicles
The number of connected vehicles is steadily increasing, enabling Scania to further optimise customer solutions and improve our service offering.
Vehicles and services
Scania’s vehicle deliveries increased in 2018 compared to 2017 by 6 percent. Truck deliveries increased by 7 percent to a total of 87,995 units and bus and coach deliveries increased by 2 percent to 8,482 units, both reaching all-time high levels. Engine deliveries increased by 50 percent also to an all-time high of 12,809 units. It was partly a pre-buy effect related to new engine emission standards (Stage V) coming into effect in Europe 2019. Service sales increased by 12 percent to SEK 26,588 m., the highest level ever.
Operating income in Financial Services for 2018 increased to SEK 1,440 m. (1,274). A larger portfolio and currency effects had a positive impact on earnings, while lower margins and increased operating costs had a negative impact.
During 2018, Scania produced 101,375 vehicles (95,781).
Research & development
Scania maintains a high level of investment to strengthen the product portfolio in the coming years.