My overall impression from this year’s IAA exhibition was sustainability. Almost all truck manufacturers showed electrical trucks or at least hybrids. Alternative fuels, like gas and fuel cells. Also autonomous and platooning was highlighted.

This year was the first time Scania shared exhibition hall with the colleagues MAN, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO under the company name TRATON.

In the Scania stand, we from the Body Building Centre, had a truck chassis showing preparations available to order from factory. These preparations all facilitates the body work at the bodybuilder which shorten lead time and save money.

The preparations were painted in orange colour and Scania staff was present for presentations and answering questions.

Body Building Centre also had a screen with a 3D model of the truck with its preparations. The visitors could easily explore the truck by rotating and clicking on the screen for more information about each preparation.

On the same screen the Scania Truck Bodybuilder portal was also presented.

Scania Bodybuilding Centre has been set up to support and facilitate bodybuilding at all levels in the bodybuilding process. The cross-functional team consisting of experts from market, R&D, purchasing, production, logistics and sales engineering provides support ranging from chassis preparations from factory to logistics and purchasing at our distributors.

Lead time and quality in the bodybuilding process is depending on many parameters such as good drawings, 3D-models, instructions and other relevant information. With means of this, our bodybuilders can produce their bodywork in parallel with Scania producing the chassis and thus shorten lead time.

Together with our bodybuilders we build the best trucks in the world.


Av Roland Blomberg