Scania unveils new test laboratory in Brazil

Scania has inaugurated a €10m Technology Centre in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, with engine test cells that will be used for the developing, testing and certifying of its engines.

“With this initiative we are placing Brazil within the context of the most cutting-edge technology in the automotive sector, reflecting, at the same time, our commitment to the country and to a sustainable transport system”, says Per-Olov Svedlund, President and CEO of Scania Latin America.

Consisting of two cells, the Tech Centre meets the latest demands for Euro 6 emissions measurement capability, preparing Scania for the global implementation of tougher emissions legislation. The Tech Centre will be integrated into the company’s existing development organisation for new global products, support the local certification of future emission legislations, and also support the global production system for Scania’s wide range of engines. 

“With this structure we are meeting, on the one hand, the growing global demand for engine tests, led not only by an improvement in income but also the search for more sustainable technologies. On the other hand, we are strengthening Scania’s position as a company that is driven by innovation and engineering, and also strengthening our position as a leader in the use of alternative fuels and in the development of new products”, says Henrik Alfredsson, Vice-President of Research and Development for Scania Latin America.

Research and development into new technologies is already embedded at Scania’s Swedish headquarters, but the new Brazilian test cells accelerate this process, which is key to Scania’s vision of sustainable transport.

The laboratory is able to test and monitor the performance of up to two engines at a time, giving access to the test data for test engineers locally or even remotely from Sweden. The information captured will be used as a basis for new engine designs, or for improvements to Scania’s existing vehicles.

For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel. +46 8 553 856 62.

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 www.scania.com  

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