Scania, MAN pursue predevelopment collaboration

  • 28-Jul-2010 11:55 EDT
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Joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses is one of four strategic areas being explored by Scania and MAN. An illustration of Scania’s full-hybrid powertrain is shown.

Scania AB and MAN SE are conducting feasibility studies regarding potential collaboration in four strategic areas that are not brand-related. The studies cover the potential for Scania to adapt its manual gearbox for use in MAN trucks; Scania to use MAN’s rear axle for heavy applications—36 to 40 t (40 to 44 ton)—and its transfer cases in Scania trucks; commodities without affecting brand identity; and joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses. Detailed evaluations to determine the potential for cost savings will be carried out during the course of further talks. “After a preliminary analysis, we have concluded that with this kind of joint component supply there are potential synergies without jeopardizing our strong brand identities and the individuality of our products,” said Leif Östling, President and CEO of Scania. “Both companies and all shareholders should profit from the collaboration.”

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