Scania AB is together with MAN SE studying the potential for collaboration on component supply and pre-development.
The companies are conducting feasibility studies regarding 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 (36-40 tonnes) and its transfer cases in Scania trucks
· Commodities without affecting brand identity
· Scania and MAN to pursue joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses
Detailed evaluations to determine the potential for cost savings will be carried out in the course of further talks.
Leif Östling, President and CEO of Scania, comments:
“After a preliminary analysis, we have …