Scania’s unique modular system allows us to offer an extremely wide portfolio of products using relatively few components and parts.
Our tailored approach to providing transport solutions is supported by our modular system. Our entire product portfolio is based on a modular design, composed of a fixed number of standardised interfaces, giving interchangeable components and parts of different performance. This allows us to optimise our solutions quickly and easily for specific customer needs, applications, and markets: for example, by adjusting cargo capacity and engine outputs.
Modularisation creates a lean and flexible production system that allows us to introduce new technologies rapidly, bring them to market, and scale them up quickly. The technology for hybrid and battery electric vehicles (BEV) trucks build upon the modular system with components tried-and-tested throughout Scania’s truck range, well-known for their durability and reliability. As well as vehicles and hardware, we also apply our modular approach to the design of services and software.
The principles of Scania’s modular system
- Standardised interfaces – we can install new components that improve product performance without the need to change the surrounding components and structure.
- Same need, identical solution – we can use the same components for different applications. For example, the shortest truck cab variant can be used to maximise cargo capacity for light distribution service, as well as for a heavy tipper truck operating in a mine.
- Well-balanced performance steps – we can match specific customer needs with differences in cab sizes, engine output, frame strengths and number of axles.