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HERITAGE

From its foundation in 1891, Scania’s culture of continuous innovation has made us one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and buses. Follow us on a journey into the past, and meet the leaders, inventors and workers who have contributed to our history of over 125 years.

IT STARTED WITH A CAR

Scania's roots can be traced back to mechanical engineer Gustaf Erikson, who designed a combustion engine for a motor car. In 1902 the engine development was moved to the home of Scania, Södertälje. This is where our first truck was built.

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Over 125 years of innovation

Constant revolution and customer focus has characterised Scania’s operations since our beginnings with mechanical engineer Gustaf Erikson designing combustion engines and automobiles, to the modern day and the Next Generation Scania.

RURAL SERVICE

The first bus in Sweden

In 1911, local operator Nordmarkens Automobiltrafik in Sweden took delivery of the first bus built in the country. The chain-driven chassis was built by Scania in Malmö and an engine and body by Vabis in Södertälje, the bus was well suited for all around the year traffic on the route Åmot-Årjäng.

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The man behind the modular system

Scania’s competitors argued that it was impossible to create an effective modular system. Sverker Sjöström was happy to accept the challenge.

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