More leadership changes

The musical chairs at the head of European truck manufacturers continues with another new CEO being appointed. This week it is Scania who have announced the appointment of a new CEO, just a few months after the previous incumbent took up the job.     Scania has appointed Henrik Henriksson as the new President and CEO of Scania. He is set to take up his position in the new year. He succeeds Per Hallberg, who was only...

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Musical chairs at the top of Scania

The ramifications which have followed the swift departure of its CEO to take up the post of CEO at Volvo continue to play out for Scania. Martin Lundstedt left his role as Scania CEO in the days before a major restructure of the truck making businesses owned by the Volkswagen group, Scania, MAN and VW trucks in South America.       The latest changes see the man who has been tasked, by the board of VW, with the job on...

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Musical chairs at VW explained

The probable reason behind a couple of big moves at the top of Volkswagen and the two truck brands it owns, Scania and MAN, is explained by an announcement this week. VW has announced it is creating an integrated commercial vehicles group to be called Truck & Bus to become the holding company for its commercial vehicle brands.     In recent weeks, Scania CEO and anointed successor of long term boss Leif Ostling, Martin...

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Where to for VW?

News this week has stirred up speculation about Volkswagen’s plans to expand its truck manufacturing business. By coincidence, Navistar sat down with the US truck press to talk about the company’s performance at around the same time as Andreas Renschler was taking the reins of the Volkswagen truck business.     Renschler’s task in the coming months and years will be to take Volkswagen forward. Currently,...

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New in Hannover

Once every two years the trucking world descends on Hannover for the IAA. This is, probably, the world’s biggest truck show and subject to a lot of attention. Global launches of trucks and trailers abound and everyone has something new to sell. This year, Daimler have introduced their Future Truck 2025 concept, the self driving truck in this video.   The show also sees the announcement of the Truck of the Year for 2015 in...

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Where now for VW?

Volkswagen have announced it now has bought enough shares in Scania to enable the German vehicle maker to buy out all of the existing shareholders. Swedish law requires any entity which controls 90 per cent of a company’s shares to buy out the remainder.   This marks the end of a drawn out process whereby Volkswagen initially bought a relatively small number of shares in Scania before persuading some the major investors to...

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