Scania’s unique modular system is one of our most important success factors. Developed over several decades, it is integral to our flexible approach in addressing customers’ needs and lies at the heart of our business model.
Our tailored approach to 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, allowing for components and parts to be interchanged. 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. For example our hybrid and battery electric trucks are built using the modular system, combining battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology such as batteries with components that have been tried and tested throughout Scania’s truck range. As well as vehicles and hardware, we also apply our modular approach to the design of services and software.