Innovative Scania excels in patent applications

Scania once again excels in innovation as the leader in patents. In 2017, Scania submitted 243 patent applications to the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, more than any other company in Sweden. Meanwhile, Scania was granted 295 patents last year, by far most in Sweden

“This clearly shows Scania’s innovative capacity,” says Claes Erixon, Head of R&D at Scania. “Our company aims to be the driving force in the shift towards sustainable transport and with this in mind we are constantly developing our services and technologies.”

The majority of patent applications are related to vehicle control systems, particularly for improved cruise control features and gearchanging strategies. A quarter of the patent applications concern connected and autonomous vehicles. “We made great progress in 2017 and we will continue to innovate in 2018 as we further explore the huge potential of digitalisation and big data,” says Erixon. “We’re very proud of our past, and excited about our future.”

For further information, please contact:

Stina Sjögren Paulsson, Head of Patent Department, Scania
Phone:+46 707 78 53 32, e-mail:


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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON AG. For more information visit: