Scania and Kobelco Construction Machinery announce partnership

Scania is due to provide Kobelco with low-emissions industrial engines that will be used to power its new models of the 300t hydraulic crawler cranes. The products will be launched worldwide. 

Scania and Kobelco Construction Machinery have agreed that Scania will supply
13-litre low-emission industrial engines to Kobelco for use in its latest crawler cranes with a lifting capacity of 300 metric tons. The first Kobelco product to be fitted with a Scania industrial engine will be launched in the US.

Hiroaki Iwamitsu, Managing Executive Officer at Kobelco’s Design & Development Engineering Division, says: “With this project, Kobelco is happy to take a new step forward with Scania. From the experience we have had with Scania on developing this new crane, we have seen the advanced technology and great cooperation Scania offers. We look forward to further success together in the future.”

Haruyuki Mayama, Engine Sales Manager, Scania Engines in Japan, says: “We are pleased to be selected as Kobelco’s partner to power its products. I am confident and look forward to a successful market introduction.”

Scania’s 13-litre 331kW industrial engine meets the Stage IV/Tier 4 final/Japan H26 emission standards without the need for a particulate filter. Customers in countries with other emission standards will benefit from Kobelco machinery powered by Scania’s low-emission engines.

Kobelco’s Scania-powered products include the CK3300G-2 model (for North America), as well as the CKE3000G (for Europe) and CKS3000 (for other markets).

Scania engines are characterised by the generous torque they provide at low revs, as well as their prompt response, low fuel consumption, low life cycle costs, high power-to-weight ratio and tried and tested quality. Scania also offers a global service network with more than 2,000 strategically located service points.

For further information, please contact:

Jukka Vuorenmaa, Area Manager Japan, Scania Engines, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 553 805 34

E-mail: jukka.vuorenmaa@scania.com

Nanase Katayama, Marketing Communication Manager, Scania Japan
Phone: +81 6735 3535  

E-mail: nanase.katayama@scania.com

About Kobelco Construction Machinery

A leading manufacturer of construction machinery such as excavators and cranes, Kobelco Construction Machinery’s headquarters are in Tokyo and Hiroshima. The company has a worldwide presence.

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 2016, we delivered 73,100 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 7,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 104 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 46,000 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 Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit www.scania.com.

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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 Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG soon transforming into TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.