Claes Erixon new Head of Research and Development

Claes Erixon has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development as from 1 May 2016, reporting to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO. Claes Erixon is currently Head of Vehicle Definition & Product Quality.

Claes Erixon, born in 1969, joined Scania as trainee in 1994 after obtaining a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Since 1998, he has held various managerial positions within Research and Development and Production and Logistic in Sweden as well as in Brazil.

In this new position, Claes Erixon succeeds Harald Ludanek, who has been appointed member of the Management Board and Head of Technical Development at Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge.

For further information, please contact Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, tel. +46 8 553 835 57.

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on  


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