<link>http://www.yues2.com/en.html</link> <description>Homepage of TRATON SE - Information, key figures, reports, media database</description> <image> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>RSS Feed TRATON SE http://www.yues2.com/dam/jcr:ff7015f9-fc3c-4fb8-86c4-ddd2ce7f3a85/TRATON_preview-image-link.png http://www.yues2.com/en.html “No one drives an electric truck just because it looks good!” http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/mobility-researcher.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/01_News/Zukunftsforscher/Germany_tunnel_road.jpg/jcr:content/Germany_tunnel_road.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >“No one drives an electric truck just because it looks good!” Starting Point to part I to part II 8:30 in the morning – an early start in one of the offices in the Berlin government district. A meeting of two experts from industry and academia: Dr. Atif Askar, TRATON Head of Business Development, Strategy and M&A, and mobility researcher Dr. Weert Canzler. They talk about the transportation and logistics of the future, with a focus on alternative drives, automation, and digitalization. These issues will change and shape the transportation and logistics of the future for the long haul, therefore determining a company’s future success. Read on to find out more. Prologue – the starting point We’ve traveled in time – the year is 2030 and, once again, it’s 8:30 in the morning. We are, however, no longer in Berlin. Instead, we find ourselves 300 kilometers further west in the Port of Hamburg. A number of containers have just arrived in a shipment and are being unloaded. The retailer, Leopold A., is already waiting for these goods in the south of Germany – in the center of Munich, to be precise. Leopold also owns several warehouses in various locations in the surrounding area of Munich, all of which are also meant to have their stock delivered. The means of transportation? A truck. It now has to drive the 800 kilometers to Munich with a maximum of twelve hours to spare. Leopold A. will basically get live updates on the status of his shipment. Part 1: Sustainability – how will the truck drive and what will it be powered by? Atif Askar: If you look at this scenario, you can see the three main questions with regard to future transportation by road: firstly, how will the vehicle drive and what will it be powered by? Secondly, is the long-haul truck highly or fully automated? Or maybe even autonomous? Thirdly, how is the truck networked? Weert Canzler: Going back to the first question: electrification is something that has to happen – to decarbonize the industry and therefore protect the climate. In other words, it’s very likely that we will see trucks powered by alternative drives on our highways as soon as in 2030. Political factors within the industry also come into play here. Atif Askar: Good point. The European Union agreed on a CO2 regulation for trucks weighing over 16 tons at the start of 2019, laying down the guidelines. The switch to alternative drives also depends on other factors, such as the availability of refueling and charging infrastructure. Weert Canzler: As we know, the Volkswagen Group is committed to systematic electrification. In my opinion, this is something that has to be even more protected, politically speaking. If companies know what the infrastructure will look like in 2030, they have more certainty when planning their research and development projects. What we need are clear instructions – while still leaving a bit of room to be open to technology. Atif Askar: What do you mean by “open to technology”? Weert Canzler: When I talk about being open to technology, I’m talking about electrification and being open to both battery electric vehicles (abbreviated to BEVs) and trucks powered by fuel cells based on hydrogen technology. Atif Askar: There’s currently a lot of public debate around which of these two technologies is the right solution. Do you consider e-fuels (or synthetic fuels) to be another feasible alternative? Weert Canzler: E-fuels are not likely to play a major part in long-haul transportation by road. Instead, these are needed to decarbonize the aviation industry. With this in mind, the main question is what will come out on top: BEVs or vehicles powered by fuel cells? Atif Askar: And out of these two concepts – what would you lean toward? Will the truck speeding down the highway in our scenario in 2030 be powered by battery electric drives or fuel cells? Weert Canzler: My guess is that the fuel cell will come out on top. Even though refueling the vehicle is a challenge, hydrogen is considerably higher in energy than any type of battery technology. Atif Askar: That’s true. But there are also solid arguments in favor of BEVs: battery costs have become increasingly lower over the last few years, with battery electric vehicles also having a better energy footprint. This is where fuel cells are at a significant disadvantage: for every kilowatt-hour you need to charge them, you get 0.2 kilowatt-hours in return. That number is 0.8 in case of batteries. Weert Canzler: Having said that, we would basically have energy plants at our front door in the Port of Hamburg. This would mean that the hydrogen electrolysis could be performed fairly easily using surplus wind energy – making the energy footprint argument redundant. Atif Askar: That would be the sort of situation where energy is basically free. But what do you do later, when you’re driving back from Munich, where there isn’t as much surplus energy from wind power? Or why can’t you take the available energy and feed it into the grid for charging a battery electric truck? Weert Canzler: That would also be conceivable in our thought experiment. As soon as there is enough surplus energy or if hydrogen is already available, fuel cells have a fighting chance. Atif Askar: That’s how I see it as well. Hydrogen will come into its own in the case of trucks transporting heavy freight on long routes and, if possible, driving autonomously. This shows that, as is often the case in our industry, there is not just ONE answer. The best answer varies depending on the area of application – and is contingent upon infrastructure and aspects like markets, product innovation, and customer needs. Weert Canzler: What influences a customer’s decision to make a purchase? Atif Askar: In this scenario, our customer is the shipping company that owns the truck, not Leopold A. The truth of the matter is that the shipping company expects to make a profit. No one drives an electric truck just because it looks good. A decision to purchase a vehicle comes down to numbers. Government incentives are also needed in this respect. Weert Canzler: ... as well as products that are efficient and zero-emission at the same time. Never before in the history of technology has such a key part in product development been played by decarbonization – with the latter having a direct impact on the company’s success. It’s also fairly clear that in order for electrification to succeed, we need a change in the mindset of all players in the transportation and logistics sector. Part 2: Automated driving – a truck driving on long routes: automation or autonomy? Atif Askar: Let us now turn to another issue of the future: automation. Do you think that Europe is quick enough to create the legal framework required for automated driving? Weert Canzler: It’s not looking like it at the moment. This is due to Europe’s innovation culture, which is different from that in the US, for example. The first thing Europeans tend to do is anticipate all risks – in other words, what could go wrong. This does, of course, offer the advantage of certain mistakes not being made. The downside is that processes simply take too long. Atif Askar: However, as a company, we have to keep up with our international competitors. If we want to see a fully automatic or even autonomous truck drive to Munich in a not-too-distant future, we have to test-drive it for millions of kilometers beforehand. Having said that, there is only so much we can test on private property. The enormous investments are only worthwhile if we can find a way to apply the technology on a broader scale. Weert Canzler: This will give rise to legal debates with policymakers. Approval procedures for driving on public roads are particularly complicated, which is why we urgently need an escape clause. Atif Askar: What are the possibilities in the field of autonomous driving? Look at Australia, for example – where Scania is already deploying a fully autonomous vehicle in a mine. It picks up its freight and travels along a standardized route. Surely that would also be feasible for the 2030 scenario. It’s already possible to have Leopold A.’s freight brought off the container ship to the truck waiting to take it further completely autonomously. Weert Canzler: Yes, this may well be possible for this area of application – also because things are easier on private property from a legal standpoint. However, fully autonomous vehicles are unlikely to become reality on public roads by 2030 – it will take considerably longer than that. The complexity, especially in urban areas, is simply enormous. Platooning, or vehicles driving on highways in a convoy, is a different story. Atif Askar: We consider platooning to be a development step on the journey toward autonomous driving. It could be possible for the truck to take a separate lane to Munich in 2030. This would also make life easier from a legal point of view. Once you have minimized the risk or there is no more mixed traffic, the scenario stops being a pipe dream. Weert Canzler: What role does the driver play in the future scenario? Atif Askar: A really key one. One thing is already becoming clear: being a truck driver is losing its appeal. There is already a massive shortage of drivers in Europe. Give it 15 to 20 years, and we might not be able to transport certain goods any longer because the drivers are not there. Automated driving or platooning take the pressure off the drivers and may help to make this profession more desirable again. Weert Canzler: Now, we have spoken a lot about highway transportation. But what happens once the truck approaches the inner-city area? Automation aside, my guess is that it won’t be so easy to just drive a large vehicle into the city center. Atif Askar: Having said that, new drive technologies such as electric trucks do also open up new possibilities. They produce no emissions locally and, most importantly, they are quiet. That way, supermarkets in residential areas can also be restocked at night – without disturbing the residents’ sleep. Weert Canzler: That would be a noticeable improvement on the current situation. However, it’s already apparent that public space is becoming more and more important for people living in European cities. It’s being taken back and redistributed – to create parking lots, playgrounds, or cycle lanes. And this trend is set to continue. Atif Askar: Taking back the urban space, as you describe it, is an exciting development. Our scenario raises the question of how Leopold A.’s goods can be transported to their destination. This is where so-called hubs could come in, for instance those on the outskirts. Weert Canzler: The trend is moving toward smaller units and decentralized usage, especially in urban areas that are also residential. Leopold A.’s goods are transported on the highway to the hubs, where they are reloaded. The fine distribution would take place using other vehicles, say a small truck or a delivery bike, depending on the distance – both of them electric, of course. Atif Askar: Needless to say, we also discuss the issue of last-mile distribution. The main question is what happens once the goods arrive at a hub: are they split between three smaller vehicles or is one large vehicle used instead? Weert Canzler: We should be prepared for different scenarios, all of which also involve restructuring the transportation chain. It is becoming increasingly more important to think holistically. “As mobility researchers, we operate closer to the ground than, say, future researchers – in other words, we pay more attention to the technical details,” explains Dr. Weert Canzler (59). Canzler, who has a PhD in social sciences, is a mobility researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Services Center. He is the author of numerous scientific publications. “As an industrial player, our aim must be to use innovation to improve sustainability – both sustainability in the environmental sense of the word and the sustainability of our customers’ business with the help of efficient transportation solutions,” says Atif Askar (42). Askar has a PhD in economics and has been with the TRATON GROUP since 2014, responsible for the Business Development, Strategy and M&A functions.]]> press releases Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/mobility-researcher.html 2019-10-09T22:00:00Z TRATON CEO Renschler: “In the next ten to 15 years every third of our trucks and buses can have an alternative drivetrain, most of them fully electric” http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_2.html The TRATON brands have committed themselves to an electro mobility offensive <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/19051-001.jpg/jcr:content/19051-001.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >TRATON CEO Renschler: “In the next ten to 15 years every third of our trucks and buses can have an alternative drivetrain, most of them fully electric” TRATON GROUP aims to become the leading provider of battery-powered commercial vehicles? More than € 1 billion in R&D expenditures on electro mobility by 2025? MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus developing a common electric powertrain? Electric distribution service trucks to be competitive in the mid-term? European master plan for charging infrastructures needed? ? S?dert?lje/Munich, October 2, 2019 — The TRATON brands MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus have committed themselves to an electro mobility offensive aimed at creating a complementing solution to the combustion engine. “Our goal is to become the leading provider of e-trucks and e-buses,” said Andreas Renschler, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and CEO of TRATON SE at the Group’s Innovation Day in S?dert?lje, Sweden. This is why an increasing share of the R&D budget is flowing into this technology and common brand platforms. “By 2025, we plan to have spent a total of more than €1 billion in electro mobility,” Renschler said.? However, increased market penetration by electro mobility is being highly dependent on charging infrastructure and the costs of purchasing and operating a battery-powered vehicle — the decisive factor for forwarding companies. “But our customers’ interest in e-mobility is clearly growing,” said Andreas Renschler. “In the mid-term, we expect that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of battery-powered commercial trucks used in distribution services and city buses will be comparable with vehicles powered by fossil fuels.” The reason: Battery cells will become less expensive, and their service life will grow. Furthermore, he said, “If all necessary prerequisites are in place at the right time, I expect for our Group, that in the next ten to 15 years every third of our trucks and buses can have an alternative drivetrain, most of them fully electric.” And: “One of the prerequisites is that the infrastructure for alternative fuels and electricity must be fully available to guarantee seamless operation!”? One big strength of the TRATON GROUP is its ability to spread development costs across the three brands. “In the Group, we are developing a common modular electric powertrain toolkit, that will be used in 2020 in the first serial produced all-electric city buses made by Scania and MAN,” said Christian Levin, the Chief Operating Officer and Head of R&D at TRATON SE. “It can be individually modified depending on the brand and area of use. As a result, a maximum number of individual solutions can be produced with a minimum number of components and costs.” For the first time, TRATON has also introduced a cross-brand development budget for electro mobility and brought together teams from all over the Group. They are working on the next generation of e-drive systems, a software for battery management, and the compatible frame structure. TRATON’s brands already hold more than 1,000 electro mobility patents — and, thus, some 25% more than in 2018.? The activities of the brands in the TRATON GROUP are clearly aligned: Scania is the innovation leader for sustainable transport solutions, working on many different non-fossil alternatives. As a full range business partner, MAN pursues a broader strategy ranging from light to heavy commercial vehicles. And VWCO's approach is to offer tailor-made solutions with the best value for money ratio, especially for markets in Latin America and Africa.? Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus (VWCO) has signed the world’s largest purchase intention agreement for e-trucks — 1,600 trucks have been ordered by the Brazilian beer and beverage producer Ambev. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020 — and it was available for test drives for the first time in Europe at the Innovation Day. In order to speed up the introduction of e-vehicles in Brazil, VWCO has just announced the formation of an e-Consortium at its Brazilian R&D and production complex. This is the first time that a vehicle manufacturer has established a complete support structure for its electric trucks, from manufacturing to setting up the charging infrastructure and managing the life cycle of the battery pack, leveraging the commitment of the company’s fully integrated supply chain.? Later in 2019, Scania plans to put a bus in operation which will electrically and autonomously transport passengers for Nobina in the Stockholm metropolitan area. Together with Asko, Norway’s largest food wholesaler, Scania is testing fuel-cell trucks with an electric powertrain in which the electrical energy is converted from hydrogen gas from renewable resources in fuel cells on board the vehicles. Later on, Asko will be testing a Scania battery-electric truck. E-trucks made by MAN with a total weight of 26 tons are currently being tested by customers in Austria; an extended production of the eTGM for further customer tests is scheduled to start this year. And sales of the new electric MAN van eTGE have taken off since it was introduced into the market: More than 150 of them have been sold in the past 12 months.? In addition to highly efficient diesel drive systems, alternative drives and fuels like biofuels, ethanol or the gas technologies LNG and CNG as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid solutions are playing a major role in efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. The three brands have a long tradition and excellent market positions in?the area of alternative drives, with MAN, for instance, as the leading supplier for gas-powered city buses in Europe. Today, Scania has the broadest range of alternative fuel-enabled vehicles on the market, ranging from bioethanol trucks and buses to vehicles using liquefied biogas. However, TRATON projects that demand for electric vehicles will continue to rise over medium and long term because electric vehicles will become more affordable and cost less to maintain. In the process, they will be able to take full advantage of their edge in energy costs.? “We have the products for today and tomorrow. We are in the starting blocks,” Renschler said. The executive urged political leaders to initiate in their respective countries “an incentive program for electric commercial vehicles and a European master plan for charging infrastructures” that would ease customers’ transition to electro mobility.? Contact:? J?rn Roggenbuck? Business Media Relations? TRATON SE? Dachauer Str. 641? 80995 Munich, Germany? T +49 172 626 9875? joern.roggenbuck@www.yues2.com? ? TRATON SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses which are produced at 29 sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 85,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December 31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers.?]]> press releases Tue, 01 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_2.html 2019-10-01T22:00:00Z “No one can stop a team.” http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/no-one-can-stop-a-team.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_A/01_Teaser_A_715x715_Niemand-kann-ein-Team-stoppen.jpg/jcr:content/01_Teaser_A_715x715_Niemand-kann-ein-Team-stoppen.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >“No one can stop a team.”]]> press releases Tue, 01 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/no-one-can-stop-a-team.html 2019-10-01T22:00:00Z Plan E http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/plan-e.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/01_Teaser_B_536x268_Plan-E.jpg/jcr:content/01_Teaser_B_536x268_Plan-E.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Plan E]]> press releases Mon, 30 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/plan-e.html 2019-09-30T22:00:00Z TRATON GROUP plans R&D expenditures of more than €1 billion within the next five years http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_1.html The TRATON GROUP is making strides with networked vehicles, logistics, and autonomous driving <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/Digitalization.jpg/jcr:content/Digitalization.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >TRATON GROUP plans R&D expenditures of more than €1 billion within the next five years TRATON CEO Renschler: “We want to move into the digital fast lane”? The aim: Significantly more than a million networked trucks on the road by 2025? TRATON brands developing a common platform for autonomous driving? World premiere: Scania’s autonomous concept truck without a driver’s cab deployed for the first time? MAN CEO Drees announces the most digitized MAN truck ever? Digital brand RIO intends to digitize Volkswagen Group Logistics? ? S?dert?lje/Munich, October 2, 2019 — The TRATON GROUP is making strides with networked vehicles, logistics, and autonomous driving. Towards this effort, the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus (VWCO) brands are developing common platforms to be more agile and to reduce costs. TRATON’s research and development (R&D) is therefore focused on digitalization: By the end of 2024, more than €1 billion in R&D expenditure is to flow into this area. At the TRATON Innovation Day, Andreas Renschler, TRATON CEO and member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, said: “We want to move into the digital fast lane and are continuing to evolve from a hardware supplier to a provider of software and services.” This is also evident from the almost 2,000 software engineers that already work for the brands today - making up nearly 30% of all engineers employed at TRATON GROUP.? Common platform for autonomous driving? The Group is already working on a common platform for autonomous driving and has a number of vehicles being tested or in real use. TRATON will also be examining possibilities to fully leverage the vast knowledge within the VW Group and its partners. Christian Levin, TRATON board member responsible for R&D and Chief Operating Officer said: “Autonomous driving is not coming. It’s already here! We have already delivered the first vehicles and many tests are underway.”? A real application of the new autonomous Scania concept vehicle “AXL” without a driver’s cab was showcased to a global audience at the Innovation Day. Since 2018, an autonomous Scania truck has been utilized in a Rio Tinto mine in Australia. Later in 2019, Scania plans to put a bus in operation which will electrically and autonomously transport passengers for Nobina in the Stockholm metropolitan area. And?in a few months, MAN kicks off large-scale practical testing together with the port of Hamburg where trucks will drive on the highway in some sections highly automated to the port. On arrival, the driver gets out of the vehicle, and the truck continues to drive autonomously to the Altenwerder container terminal; it is then autonomously unloaded and drives back to the driver on its own. MAN is currently simulating the port environment and testing the vehicle at its plant site in Munich.? The aim: Significantly more than a million networked trucks in 2025? The number of networked vehicles of TRATON GROUP’s customers is now also growing rapidly. While at the end of 2018, there were around 450,000 vehicles networked the number increased to some 600.000 in 2019. By the end of 2025, that number is expected to be more than a million vehicles. Since the beginning of 2019, nearly every new medium and heavy-duty truck delivered by Scania and MAN is connected in one way or another. VWCO will also equip its vehicles from October on with the relevant Group connectivity solution as a standard. Digitalization and connected vehicles bolster the TRATON brands’ service business, leading to new offerings and business models as well as continuous improvement ideas for the vehicles. Customers can reduce costs as well as more efficiently manage and better utilize their vehicles and fleets. The many customer benefits include improved uptime, reduced maintenance costs, lower fuel consumption, and better route planning – this also benefits the environment. The brands develop the tailored solutions in close cooperation with customers.? According to consultancy company Deloitte, the telematics market alone will expand from €2.3 billion in 2016 to nearly €10 billion in 2026. Currently, trucks in Europe — depending on the estimate — only operate on average at around 50% to 60% capacity utilization. Intelligent digital solutions could help to considerably reduce the number of empty runs or vehicles that are underutilized — and thus also CO2 emissions. “Digitalization can significantly contribute to climate protection,” says Renschler.? New MAN truck sets standards for usability and connectivity? Model cycles in the truck business are different from the ones in the car industry – a completely new truck generation is developed only every 15 to 20 years. “At the beginning of 2020, we will roll out our new truck generation,” announced Joachim Drees, MAN CEO and member of the TRATON Executive Board. It will replace the current and enormously successful product line that has been sold over millions of times in countless variants since its introduction in 2000. MAN’s new flagship is designed to sets standards in terms of user-friendliness as well as connectivity – not only today’s requirements for digitalization, automation, and drive systems concepts, but also tomorrow’s. “This new truck generation has been developed based on concrete requirements of our customers in order to make their work and the work of the drivers easier, more efficient, and more comfortable. It is not just a new truck but rather an integrated transport solution. The vehicle will impress both transport companies and the drivers,” emphasized Drees.? RIO develops digital backbone for Volkswagen Group Logistics? MAN and Scania recognized early on the opportunities of digitalization not only for vehicles but also for logistics. Since 2016, they have invested double-digit-million-euro figures in software firms including the digital freight forwarder Sennder. And in 2016, TRATON established its own digital brand RIO. The company develops digital services for the entire logistics ecosystem and now connects more than 115,000 trucks over its open, cloud-based platform. Whereas previously the company’s offering was primarily aimed at small fleets and delivery companies, RIO now opens up a completely new customer segment — a milestone for the TRATON subsidiary. It is intended that RIO will be supporting Group Logistics of the Volkswagen Group in digitalizing their processes. The collaboration aims to make significant savings with more transparent and efficient processes.? Volkswagen Group Logistics GmbH & Co. OHG is one of the logistics companies in Germany with the highest turnover. In Europe alone, it coordinates a daily average of 18,000 truck transports in an extensive network of suppliers, production sites, sales markets and dealers. Group Logistics is managing a constantly increasing flow of materials and goods together with 13 Group brands and requires an efficient and future-proof IT solution to meet this challenge. Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics: “There is a huge amount of complexity involved in our business. The intended cooperation with RIO will allow us to push ahead with digitalization in the transport sector and gain more transparency. This will enable us to optimally control and continue to finely tune our business to perfection. Optimizing utilization by further reducing empty runs and idle times will also help us to achieve our climate protection goals.” More than 150 forwarders work with the Volkswagen Group. In the future, each truck in this network is to be registered in the same digital environment.? Contact:? J?rn Roggenbuck?? Business Media Relations?? TRATON SE? Dachauer Str. 641? 80995 Munich, Germany?? T +49 172 626 9875? joern.roggenbuck@www.yues2.com? ? TRATON SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses which are produced at 29 sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 85,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December 31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers.??]]> press releases Mon, 30 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_1.html 2019-09-30T22:00:00Z A new cabless concept – revealing Scania AXL http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_4.html Introducing the latest member of our autonomous family <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/19166-109.jpg/jcr:content/19166-109.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >A new cabless concept – revealing Scania AXL Stockholm, Oktober 2,?2019 –?In what now marks another milestone in the development of heavy self-driving vehicles, a team of Scania experts in different fields has developed a concept truck, which, even without the cab, has the company’s modular system at the heart of the design.? As different industries look to streamline transport assignments and make them more sustainable, self-driving vehicles are increasingly being considered. Mines and large closed construction sites are examples of environments that are favourable for self-driving pilots since they are well-controlled locations.? “With the Scania AXL concept truck we take a significant step towards the smart transport systems of the future, where self-driving vehicles will play a natural part,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. We continue to build and pilot concepts to demonstrate what we can do with technology that is available today. “? For autonomous vehicles, software is in many ways more important than hardware. Scania AXL is steered and monitored by an intelligent control environment. In for example mines, the autonomous operations are facilitated by a logistics system that tells the vehicle how it should perform.? “We already have self-driving trucks in customer operations, however so far, with room for a safety driver who can intervene if necessary. Scania AXL does not have a cab and that changes the game significantly”, says Claes Erixon, head of Research and Development at Scania. “The development in self-driving vehicles has taken great strides in the past years. We still don’t have all the answers, but through concept vehicles like Scania AXL we break new ground and continue to learn at great speed.”? The combustion engine that powers the concept vehicle is an example of how traditional and new technology is mixed. It is advantageously powered by renewable biofuel.? The robust and powerful features and design behind Scania AXL match the tougher environments in mines and large construction sites. A new intelligent front module replaces the traditional cab, but even without a cab, the concept is easily recognised as a Scania.? The first live demo of Scania AXL will take place at TRATON GROUP’s Innovation Day, October 2 at our demo centre in S?dert?lje. For more information:? https://innovationday.www.yues2.com/? Find other news about autonomous transport from Scania here:? Taking urban transport to the NXT level – a new concept from Scania? Scania and Rio Tinto trialling autonomous truck in Western Australian mine? Nobina and Scania pioneer full length autonomous buses in Sweden? For further information, please contact:? Karin Hallstan? Head of Corporate Communications & PR Phone:: + 46 6 553 86210? E-mail: karin.hallstan@scania.com? ? 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 2018, we delivered 88,000 trucks, 8,500 buses as well as 12,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 137 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 52,000 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 TRATON SE. For more information visit:? www.scania.com]]> press releases Sun, 29 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_4.html 2019-09-29T22:00:00Z Without a driver? Sure! http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/without-a-driver-sure.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_C/01_Teaser_C_500x667_Ohne-Fahrer-aber-sicher.jpg/jcr:content/01_Teaser_C_500x667_Ohne-Fahrer-aber-sicher.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Without a driver? Sure!]]> press releases Sun, 29 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/without-a-driver-sure.html 2019-09-29T22:00:00Z Turn on the power! http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/turn-on-the-power.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/02_Teaser_B_536x268_Strom-an.jpg/jcr:content/02_Teaser_B_536x268_Strom-an.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Turn on the power!]]> press releases Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/turn-on-the-power.html 2019-09-28T22:00:00Z RIO digitizes Volkswagen Group logistics http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_3.html RIO will now develop custom-made services to digitize the group logistics of the Volkswagen Group. <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/Bild-1.jpg/jcr:content/Bild-1.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >RIO digitizes Volkswagen Group logistics RIO and Volkswagen Group Logistics plan to develop a digital solution for the Volkswagen Group’s transport logistics? Aim of the cooperation: significant savings amounting to millions of euros? RIO enters the world of forwarders: Products to be available on the market in the future? Wolfsburg/Munich, 2 October 2019 -?RIO, the digital brand of the TRATON GROUP, plans to support Group Logistics of the Volkswagen Group in digitizing their processes. The collaboration aims to make significant savings with more transparent and efficient processes.? Volkswagen Group Logistics GmbH & Co. OHG is one of the logistics companies in Germany with the highest turnover. In Europe alone, it coordinates a daily average of 18,000 truck transports in an extensive network of suppliers, production sites, sales markets and dealers. Group Logistics is managing a constantly increasing flow of materials and goods together with 13 Group brands and requires an efficient and future-proof IT solution to meet this challenge. Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics: “There is a huge amount of complexity involved in our business. The planned cooperation with RIO will allow us to push ahead with digitization in the transport sector and gain more transparency. This will enable us to optimally control and continue to finely tune our business to perfection. Optimising utilisation by further reducing empty runs and idle times will also help us to achieve our climate protection goals.”? More than 150 forwarders work with the Volkswagen Group. In the future, each truck in this network is to be registered in the same digital environment.? Digital services for inbound and outbound logistics? TRATON subsidiary RIO will create the basis for these digital services. The brand has been developing a cloud-based logistics platform since 2016 to support all parties of the delivery chain in digitizing their business. RIO is manufacturer-independent and can therefore be used in all truck brands. RIO is now to develop tailor-made services for Volkswagen Group Logistics, which will make the supply of parts at sites of the Volkswagen Group (inbound logistics) and the delivery of fully assembled vehicles (outbound logistics) more efficient. This includes tracking consignments as well as integrating different systems to collect and use data efficiently – for example, for supply management, freight billing and container control. Matthias Braun, Head of Material Logistics Digitalisation at Group Logistics: “Cloud-based digital solutions based at the interface between freight and forwarder have the potential to significantly increase our efficiency. RIO’s digital expertise and open approach makes it the ideal partner for us. We are also going on this platform with our volume to send a signal to the market. We hope that others will follow suit so that logistics based on transparent processes will become more efficient for everyone.”? The forwarder market as “logistics in the premium class”? RIO CEO Jan Kaumanns explains, “The forwarders’ world is the premium class of logistics. Its complex delivery chains need a smart product to bring all the participants into the same digital environment. At RIO, we are very happy to accept this challenge. As telematics OEM of MAN and with the RIO-Box as a brand-neutral, retrofittable component, RIO is in an excellent position to bridge the gap between the control tasks of Group Logistics and implementing the tasks of transport logistics on the road.” For RIO, this cooperation opens up the market for solutions that are initially tailor-made for the automotive sector. With an eye to the future, they should, however, form the basis for all forwarding relevant services. Kaumanns continues, “We are proud to be contributing our digital competence to a partnership with such an important player on the market and are looking forward to the collaboration.”? Next steps? RIO and Volkswagen Group Logistics are also planning a lasting corporate partnership that goes beyond the technical cooperation. “The logical step for us is to conclude a permanent master agreement with Volkswagen Group Logistics that will put our collaboration on a solid basis as quickly as possible,” says Jan Kaumanns.? RIO press contact? Agnes Schw?gerl? Senior PR and Marketing Manager? +49 151 41482790? agnes.schwaegerl@rio.cloud? www.rio.cloud? ? About RIO: The TRATON GROUP launched its digital brand RIO in 2016, an open, cloud-based solution for the entire transportation and logistics ecosystem. RIO offers a package of digital services that interconnects everyone involved in the supply chain on a unified platform. Previously, it often was not possible to utilize data transparently in the transportation industry because different companies used different stand-alone solutions. RIO offers a cloud-based solution that can be used with any make of vehicle. RIO won the 2017 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for this innovative technology. RIO’s innovation laboratory X-Lab was named Top Company Builder 2018 by Capital magazine.?]]> press releases Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_3.html 2019-09-28T22:00:00Z Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus takes another step towards manufacturing electric trucks in Brazil http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_5.html Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus is speeding up the introduction of electric trucks to Brazil <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/image3.jpeg/jcr:content/image3.jpeg" hspace="5" align="left" >Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus takes another step towards manufacturing electric trucks in Brazil The company announces the new e-Consortium at its factory in Resende in the State of Rio de Janeiro, a ground-breaking partnership to develop components, manufacture electric trucks, establish the charging infrastructure and manage the vehicles throughout their life cycle.? The e-Consortium and the electric vehicle models are part of VWCO's current investment cycle of R$1.5 billion until 2021.? VWCO's exclusive flexible architecture solution speeds up development.? Roberto Cortes, CEO of Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, says: "Our team has conceived and built a pioneering technological configuration and a business model that will enable us to introduce our range of commercial electric vehicles on the world`s transport market."? VWCO's electrical vehicles will be tested by journalists in Europe for the first time.? ? S?dert?lje, October 2, 2019 – Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus is speeding up the introduction of electric trucks to Brazil: as well as configuring new models using the exclusive new solution, the company has just announced the formation of a pioneering e-Consortium at its Resende development and production complex. The decision was made official by Roberto Cortes, the company`s President and CEO, during TRATON GROUP`s Innovation Day in Sweden. Cortes is also one of the GROUP`s Board members.? This is the first time in the world that a vehicle manufacturer has established a complete support structure for its electric trucks, from manufacturing the vehicles to setting up the charging infrastructure and managing the life cycle of the battery pack, leveraging the commitment of the company's fully integrated supply chain. With this new concept, the e-Consortium will facilitate access to electric technology in the commercial vehicle sector.? The company continually improves the technology used in its vehicles. To achieve this, VWCO has developed a patented engineering solution for its electric vehicles underpinned by a flexible architecture which supports the rapid integration into the vehicle of components sourced from the TRATON GROUP and its alliance partners. This innovative approach demonstrates VWCO`s ability to develop electric vehicles and the company`s commitment to supporting TRATON`s strategy to become a Global Champion in the sector.? It is in this context that the VW e-Delivery range continues to expand, as the company studies the entry-level commercial vehicle segment in addition to the current 11 and 14-ton models. Being shown internationally for the first time, the VW e-Delivery 4-ton model has been developed with the same flexible architecture solution used in the other vehicles in the electric range.? "The TRATON GROUP was formed a little more than four years ago to transform the world's transport industry. Since VWCO`s foundation in 1981, we have been revolutionizing the truck and bus market and we continue to pursue that objective, investing R$1.5 billion up to 2021." Roberto Cortes goes on to say: "Our team has conceived and built a pioneering technological configuration and a business model that will enable us to introduce our range of commercial electric vehicles on the world's transport market."? This expertise has enabled a historical agreement between the multinational brewer Ambev and VW Caminh?es e ?nibus. Last year, Ambev signed a purchase intention to have by 2023 more than 1/3 of Ambev partner distribution fleet made up of Volkswagen electric trucks. The initiative involves 1,600 clean-powered vehicles and it is the largest project of its kind in the world announced to date.? VWCO`s innovative technology is being tested by journalists for the first time in Europe. "We`re ready for all the solutions. Above all, our aim is to support TRATON`s mission to become a Global Champion in the transportation industry," emphasizes the President and CEO of Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus.? e-Consortium: VWCO goes beyond developing electric vehicles? The e-Consortium has the same concept of the Modular Consortium, the company`s unique and revolutionary production system: under this model, seven suppliers share the responsibility for assembling the vehicles with VWCO inside the factory, increasing productivity and quality while reducing costs.? e-Consortium is the next step. In order to facilitate the introduction of the electric vehicles, there are new partner companies in this business model to expand their activities beyond the factory gates to wherever the client is based. For example, they are surveying and evaluating the garages and depots of the company's clients throughout Brazil and installing charging equipment to support the electric vehicle fleets.? As it announces the development of the new ecosystem supporting electric mobility, VW Caminh?es e ?nibus is in the final stages of negotiating the new business model with eight heavyweight partner companies. The e-Consortium covers all aspects of electric vehicle manufacture and operations, from developing components locally to setting up the infrastructure needed to produce them, covering the entire useful life cycle of the vehicles, including disposal of the batteries at the end of their lives.? The e-Consortium partners and suppliers include:? Siemens, which provides the charging infrastructure and equipment, and supplies electrical energy to clients.? CATL and Moura, responsible for distribution, management and maintenance of the battery packs.? Bosch, WEG and Semcon, responsible for developing and supplying components.? "There is no doubt that with this announcement we are yet again making history. VWCO was the first company to demonstrate and test an electric-powered truck in Brazil under real operating conditions. And now, with the worldwide announcement of the e-Consortium business model, we are joining forces with companies which are leading the way in developing electric mobility", comments Roberto Cortes.? Video?and further?images?at: WWW.VWTBPRESS.COM Contacts:? Marcos Brito? Senior Communications Manager? VOLKSWAGEN CAMINH?ES E ?NIBUS? Rua Volkswagen, 100? 27537-803 | Resende | Brazil? T +55 11 5582-5340? marcos.brito@volkswagen.com.br? Danielle Ritton PR & Press Officer? VOLKSWAGEN CAMINH?ES E ?NIBUS? Rua Volkswagen, 100? 27537-803 | Resende | Brazil? T +55 24 3381-1063 danielle.ritton@volkswagen.com.br? www.vwtbpress.com? ? Manufacturer of the commercial vehicles Volkswagen and MAN, VW Caminh?es e ?nibus is one of the biggest truck and bus makers in Latin America. Since 1981, when it started it operations, the automaker’s focus has always been reaching the top of the market respecting and satisfying its customers' needs. And that is exactly what it offers its clients: tailor-made products and an excellent aftersales service. For over 35 years, the automaker has been living up to its commitment of developing vehicles that exceed customers’ demands – wherever they drive, be it Brazilian, Latin American or African roads.??????????]]> press releases Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_5.html 2019-09-27T22:00:00Z Modularization as part of the DNA http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/modularization-as-part-of-the-dna.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/03_Teaser_B_536x268_Modularitaet-als-Teil-der-DNA.jpg/jcr:content/03_Teaser_B_536x268_Modularitaet-als-Teil-der-DNA.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Modularization as part of the DNA]]> press releases Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/modularization-as-part-of-the-dna.html 2019-09-27T22:00:00Z Becoming a Global Champion through creation, courage, and collaboration http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_0.html The TRATON GROUP showcased a broad range of innovations <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/190513-3TrucksFotocollage-1-.png/jcr:content/190513-3TrucksFotocollage-1-.png" hspace="5" align="left" >Becoming a Global Champion through creation, courage, and collaboration Well-attended Innovation Day at Scania’s headquarters in S?dert?lje, Sweden? Clear commitment and ambitious targets for e-mobility in the commercial vehicle segment? TRATON CEO Andreas Renschler: “Innovation is a state of mind, always striving to be better – for the benefit of our customers”? TRATON COO Christian Levin: “In our pursuit of becoming a Global Champion, we incorporate the best from our Group and offer tailored solutions to every brand.”? MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus showcase innovative solutions for e-mobility, autonomous driving, and connected systems? World premiere of autonomous concept vehicle: Scania’s AXL unveiled? ? S?dert?lje, October 2, 2019 — At its Innovation Day in Sweden, the TRATON GROUP showcased a broad range of innovations, from new commercial vehicles to new ways of working together. “Innovation,” says CEO Andreas Renschler, “is a state of mind. Innovation means always striving to be better — to offer our customers and their customers added value.”? In his speech, Renschler touched on the multifaceted challenges the commercial vehicle industry faces, including in particular the significant transformation towards alternative drive systems and systems with reduced CO? emissions as well as the considerable fast pace at which consumerism and logistics is changing. Renschler: “When we started this journey four years ago, attempts at e-mobility in commercial vehicles were brushed aside as experiments. Today, we are already taking orders for electrically powered trucks and buses and are confident that over the next 10 to 15 years, every third truck and bus we deliver will have alternative drive systems, of which the majority will be purely electric.” But to do that, the appropriate infrastructure is needed, and really on an international scale. [see press release on e-mobility]? Harnessing synergies between the three brands MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus collaboratively is key to TRATON’s success. A great deal has been accomplished in just the four years since the Group was established. “Sales and earnings have increased year after year. As of this year, we have been listed on the Frankfurt and Stockholm stock exchanges. And even though we are presented?with challenges in the markets, and our industry is highly cyclical, our results so far speak for themselves,” says Renschler.? In his keynote speech, TRATON COO Christian Levin spoke about leveraging the best from the three commercial vehicle brands for the Group. Responsible for research and development, purchasing, strategic product planning, the management of strategic alliances, and the strategic production network, Levin is a driving force of synergies at TRATON: “Group-wide coordinated research and development empowers us to achieve our mission of becoming a Global Champion. A common modular toolbox across all brands allows us to respond even faster, better, and more efficiently to customer needs,” says Levin, who leads the TRATON GROUP’s global operating activities with his team located in Sweden. Levin also emphasized the key role realizing the potential of digital systems plays in this effort. “The proportion of electronics and software experts in our development departments is rising considerably. We intend to invest over a billion euros in digitalization over the next five years.”? Within the TRATON GROUP, the brands’ activities are clearly positioned: Scania is the innovation leader of sustainable transportation solutions and is working on many different alternatives to fossil fuels. As a full-range business partner, MAN is pursuing a broad strategy, offering products from light commercial vehicles to heavy-duty trucks. And VWCO specializes in offering tailored solutions with the best value for money, primarily for the Latin American and African markets.? For TRATON, as was made clear at the Innovation Day, innovation is not just about technical products, but is also more broadly defined as a state of mind. Three key drivers have been identified for innovation: Modularization of components and products, Software and Systems as the byword for networking traditional and new technologies as well as business models, and People and Collaboration to serve as the foundation for collaboration across borders and brands. There was a session dedicated to each of these drivers of innovation, where the three CEOs of the TRATON brands presented successful examples of the collaborative work in the Group. Joachim Drees (MAN) spoke about Modularization, Henrik Henriksson (Scania) about Software and Systems, and Roberto Cortes (Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus), about People and Collaboration.? Modularization:? A few months prior to the launch of the new MAN truck generation, Joachim Drees, CEO of the Munich brand MAN Truck & Bus, explained the role modularization has played in the development of MAN vehicles in the past. With the right design and a clever combination of a few parts, better variants are possible — and along with that a more tailored configuration for specific customer requirements. Drees also spoke about other examples in the TRATON GROUP and described, together with Niklas Bruce, TRATON expert for modularization, the newly developed modular toolbox, called Byggladan in Swedish, which covers the powertrain to the vehicle frame for the vehicles in the Group — inspired by the Swedish?brand Scania’s modular toolbox model. However, even with modularization, the three brands will retain their clearly defined positioning.? Helmut Schweighofer, CEO of the logistics group DB Schenker Europe, as session guest, emphasized how important it is for him and his customers to be able to meet the high demands placed on the truck fleets; he also underscored the added value of a customized configuration using modularization concepts offered by manufacturers. MAN CEO Drees: “With our new configurator, it will be easier and quicker than ever to put together the vehicle of your choice based on customer requirements.”? Software and Systems:? Scania CEO Henrik Henriksson described the far-reaching impact of digitalization and networked systems on the transport industry. The heart of a modern commercial vehicle is digital. Control systems, services, and interconnecting vehicles and services enable the development of new innovative solutions that increase efficiency for customers. “Already about a third of our engineers are software developers,” Henriksson pointed out. He then proudly demonstrated Scania’s new concept vehicle — an autonomous vehicle for use in mines — for the first time. Henriksson, together with Daniel Mohlin from the Swedish transport service provider Nobina from the Stockholm region, also presented the collaborative solution of an autonomous shuttle service in the area around Stockholm.? People and Collaboration:? Roberto Cortes stressed the fact that it’s not enough to have the brightest minds in the industry under one’s roof: “It is more important how well people collaborate,” emphasized the CEO of the Brazilian truck brand Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus. Collaboration at TRATON is a success factor at all levels: with customers, external partners, as well as within the TRATON GROUP. The CEO of the South American brand highlighted in particular the modular consortium at the plant in Brazil, where integrated production of commercial vehicles is operated jointly with partners and suppliers. The model is now being extended to the production of electric vehicles for the first time. Sofia Vahlne, Head of Labor Affairs responsible for pluralism and inclusion at Scania, presented everyday examples of a modern and integrated way of working in the company — and the added value for customers that arises when instead of hierarchical decision-making, people with the most complementary skills are united.? TRATON partner companies and several areas of the Group presented their expertise in e-mobility, automation, digital services, and new business models at a special exhibit called the Innovation Expo and were available to engage in dialog and answer questions from journalists. Some of the exhibitors included Ahola Transport, AKOA, Enersize, and sennder. [See “overview of Innovation Expo exhibitors”]? Additional material and this press release on the Innovation Day can be found at:??https://innovationday.www.yues2.com? Contact:?? Wolfgang Meisen? Head of Media Relations & Corporate Messaging? TRATON SE? Dachauer Str. 641? 80995 Munich, Germany? T +49 152 0716 3524? wolfgang.meisen@www.yues2.com? ? TRATON SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses which are produced at 29 sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 85,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December 31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers.??]]> press releases Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_02102019_0.html 2019-09-26T22:00:00Z Invitation to dance http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/invitation-to-dance.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_A/02_Teaser_A_715x715_Aufforderung-zum-Tanz.jpg/jcr:content/02_Teaser_A_715x715_Aufforderung-zum-Tanz.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Invitation to dance]]> press releases Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/invitation-to-dance.html 2019-09-26T22:00:00Z The best of both worlds http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/best-of-both-worlds.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_C/02_Teaser_C_500x667_Das-Beste-aus-zwei-Welten.jpg/jcr:content/02_Teaser_C_500x667_Das-Beste-aus-zwei-Welten.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >The best of both worlds]]> press releases Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/best-of-both-worlds.html 2019-09-25T22:00:00Z Fit for the future http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/fit-for-the-future.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/04_Teaser_B_536x268_Fuer-die-Zukunft-gewappnet.jpg/jcr:content/04_Teaser_B_536x268_Fuer-die-Zukunft-gewappnet.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Fit for the future]]> press releases Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/fit-for-the-future.html 2019-09-24T22:00:00Z Digital game makers http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/digital-game-makers.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_A/03_Teaser_A_715x715_Digitale-Spielmacher.jpg/jcr:content/03_Teaser_A_715x715_Digitale-Spielmacher.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Digital game makers]]> press releases Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/digital-game-makers.html 2019-09-23T22:00:00Z In auto mode http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/in-auto-mode.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/auto-modus/story-auto-modus-assets-header.jpg/jcr:content/story-auto-modus-assets-header.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >In auto mode Auto-Modus]]> press releases Sun, 22 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/in-auto-mode.html 2019-09-22T22:00:00Z Let’s go! http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/lets-go.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_C/03_Teaser_C_500x667_Lets-go.jpg/jcr:content/03_Teaser_C_500x667_Lets-go.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Let’s go!]]> press releases Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/lets-go.html 2019-09-21T22:00:00Z One goal, three paths http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/one-goal-three-paths.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/06_Teaser_B_536x268_Ein-Ziel-drei-Wege.jpg/jcr:content/06_Teaser_B_536x268_Ein-Ziel-drei-Wege.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >One goal, three paths]]> press releases Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/one-goal-three-paths.html 2019-09-20T22:00:00Z Modularization in the electric era http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/modularization-electric-era.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_B/07_Teaser_B_536x268_Modular-ins-Elektrozeitalter.jpg/jcr:content/07_Teaser_B_536x268_Modular-ins-Elektrozeitalter.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Modularization in the electric era]]> press releases Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/modularization-electric-era.html 2019-09-18T22:00:00Z A day in S?o Paulo http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/a-day-in-sao-paulo.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_A/04_Teaser_A_715x715_Ein-Tag-in-Sao-Paulo.jpg/jcr:content/04_Teaser_A_715x715_Ein-Tag-in-Sao-Paulo.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >A day in S?o Paulo]]> press releases Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/a-day-in-sao-paulo.html 2019-09-17T22:00:00Z The Ambassadors http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/the-ambassadors.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/innovation/images/teaser/Teaser_C/04_Teaser_C_500x667_Die-Botschafter.jpg/jcr:content/04_Teaser_C_500x667_Die-Botschafter.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >The Ambassadors]]> press releases Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/innovation/innovation-stories/the-ambassadors.html 2019-09-16T22:00:00Z TRATON hosts Innovation Day in Sweden http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_12092019.html TRATON media event on October 2 in Stockholm/S?dert?lje <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/traton_innovationday_Levin_Renschler_walk.jpg/jcr:content/traton_innovationday_Levin_Renschler_walk.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >TRATON hosts Innovation Day in Sweden TRATON media event on October?2 in Stockholm/S?dert?lje TRATON CEO Renschler: “Innovations are not just about products and technology” “Innovation Campus”? of three brands (MAN, Scania, Caminh?es?e??nibus), together with customers and external partners World debut: First live showcasing of an autonomous concept truck First information at https://innovationday.www.yues2.com Stockholm/Munich, September?16, 2019?—?When TRATON hosts its “Innovation Day” on Wednesday, October?2, at Scania’s development site in Sweden for international journalists and analysts, it is more than just about showcasing innovations from the three brands. “Innovations are not just about products and technology,” explains TRATON CEO Andreas Renschler. “It is about the particular approach, and how we as a company position ourselves to deliver innovative solutions for our customers and meet the high expectations for a focus on tomorrow and sustainability.” This is because there are few industries going through such a radical change as the transportation industry. The three main drivers of innovation for TRATON are also the core components of the Innovation Day program include: modularization, software and systems, and people and collaboration. The TRATON management will be presenting solutions and new approaches from across the Group. The focus will be less on the manufacturer’s brands alone, but also on customers and external partners from several industries and continents, who will be presenting their first-hand experiences and challenges. Debut of autonomous vehicle and the innovation campus A key highlight at the event will be an autonomous concept vehicle, being showcased to the public for the first time. The comprehensive program set up as a “TRATON Innovation Campus” aims to create an atmosphere of in-depth interaction between invited journalists, TRATON management, experts, and customers, instead of just one-sided presentations. Many other partners and areas of the Group including e-mobility, automation, digital services, and new business models will be presenting exciting projects at an “Innovation Expo.” The event is being held under the adage that a lot more can be accomplished together than by traditional manufacturers on their own. Since it was established in 2015, known at the time as “Volkswagen Truck & Bus,” the TRATON?GROUP’s stated goal has been to create a strong Group from three independent brands. With its performance over the past few years and setting the course for leveraging synergies and joint growth potential, the Group is progressing toward achieving the goal it set for itself of becoming a “Global Champion” of the commercial vehicle industry. Under Andreas Renschler’s leadership, the three brands (MAN, Scania, Volkswagen?Caminh?es e ?nibus), which are direct competitors in many regions, have stepped up their collaboration. One thing is certain: by working collaboratively, there are greater opportunities for growth to succeed in a competitive industry that is also undergoing enormous change like the transportation industry. “In the beginning, many people doubted we could do this,” says Renschler looking back, “but today you can see, how quickly and strong we have grown as a Group. And we still have a lot planned,” says the CEO of TRATON, a company posting nearly €26?billion in sales revenue and a record over 233,000 vehicles sold in 2018. The first half of the year was also successful for Renschler’s Group: €13.5?billion in sales revenue and operating profit of over €1?billion within six months mean another positive milestone. Increased collaboration Working more closely with the competitor was of course not always easy at first?—?but it is now rapidly progressing, and collaboration is therefore given priority in the Group: This starts at the top with the TRATON GROUP’s Executive Board, which includes Renschler, CFO Christian Schulz, CHRO Carsten Intra and COO Christian Levin as well as the CEOs of all three brands: Joachim Drees (MAN), Henrik Henriksson (Scania), and Roberto Cortes (VWCO). The Company’s headquarters are in Munich, with core functions split between Germany and Sweden. As COO in S?dert?lje, Sweden, Christian Levin brings together the areas of research and development, purchasing, alliance management, strategic product planning and production network strategy. Levin: “Previously, everyone was interested in creating the best solution for their brand. Today, we coordinate our efforts in detail, and we can jointly plan where individual brands’ products and services as an adapted model for the entire Group can benefit our customers. Step by step, this enables us to become stronger and faster.” Three clearly positioned commercial vehicle brands In a market such as for commercial vehicles, where volumes are considerably smaller and the diversity of variants considerably greater than for passenger cars, this synergy effect is particularly evident. “In saying that, one thing is certain: we have three brands that are clearly positioned differently in the market; and that will also stay that way,” says Renschler emphatically. What is meant here is the Group’s segmentation into three important positionings: the Swedish brand Scania as a premium and innovative brand, German MAN as a reliable business partner offering a full range of products from light commercial vehicles to heavy-duty trucks, and VWCO from Brazil specializing in emerging markets primarily in Latin America and Africa. The Group’s IPO, initiated by Volkswagen in June, was met with widespread interest from international investors and analysts and underscores the fact that the growth story of the TRATON GROUP is sound and credible. Since then, the Group’s shares have been dual listed on the Frankfurt and Stockholm stock exchanges. Just recently, the TRATON stock entered the SDAX indes in Germany. More about TRATON Innovation Day: innovationday.www.yues2.com Also on October 2nd, TRATON will publish its “Innovation Stories” as a cross-media report. Contact: Wolfgang Meisen Head of Media Relations & Corporate Messaging TRATON SE Dachauer Str. 641 80995 Munich, Germany Tel.: +49 152 0716 3524 wolfgang.meisen@www.yues2.com ? TRATON?SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen?AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses which are produced at 29 sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 85,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December?31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers. Download]]> press releases Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_12092019.html 2019-09-15T22:00:00Z “Next milestone in the success story” – TRATON SE listed on the SDAX http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_040919.html TRATON SE is joining the circle of SDAX companies. <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/traton_ipo_frankfurt_04.jpg/jcr:content/traton_ipo_frankfurt_04.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >“Next milestone in the success story” – TRATON SE listed on the SDAX Munich, September 5, 2019 – TRATON SE is joining the circle of SDAX companies and will be listed in this segment of the German Stock Exchange starting September 23, 2019, according to an announcement made by Deutsche?B?rse yesterday night in Frankfurt am Main. “After our successful IPO in June, we are now looking forward to our planned inclusion in the SDAX. With this step, we have reached the next milestone in our success story,” said TRATON CFO Christian Schulz. TRATON?SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen?AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. TRATON?SE’s current market capitalization is approximately 11.3?billion euros, of which 10.3?percent is free float; this is significant for the choice of index according to Deutsche B?rse’s selection criteria. Volkswagen?AG holds the remaining shares in the company. At the time of the initial listing on June?28, the trading volume averaged some 530,000 shares per trading day. This comprises not only the trading at Frankfurt Stock Exchange but also in Stockholm, where TRATON is listed in the OMX Stockholm All Share Index. The average price target for TRATON shares as determined by analysts is around 30 euros, at peak even 39 euros. “These expert opinions encourage our conclusion that we are on the right path with our Global Champion Strategy. We will continue to pursue the sustainable development of our shareholder value,” added Schulz. Contact: J?rn Roggenbuck Business Media Relations TRATON AG Dachauer Str. 641 80995 Munich P +49 172 626 9875 joern.roggenbuck@www.yues2.com ? TRATON?SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen?AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses which are produced at 31 sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 85,000 worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December 31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers.]]> press releases Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_040919.html 2019-09-04T22:00:00Z Electrified highways: clean, safe, and efficient http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/e-highways.html How technology is making electromobility possible for road-transported freight. <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/01_News/E-Highways/abeb39fb5602f3e3_org_1.jpg/jcr:content/abeb39fb5602f3e3_org_1.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >Electrified highways: clean, safe, and efficient Take overhead power lines, similar to those in operation with railways, and install the whole thing above the right lane of a motorway – the eHighway is ready. The bridging technology is already making electromobility possible for road-transported freight. This is how it works: a truck drives onto the right-hand lane, directly under the overhead power lines. A sensor in the vehicle detects the lines and emits a signal. The driver then presses a button – and a pantograph rises up above the roof of the cab, connecting to the overhead lines. Within seconds, the cab becomes almost completely silent: the combustion engine stops, and the electric motor begins powering the truck. A future scenario? No, reality now. Clean, safe, efficient Just a few years ago, the idea that electric long-distance trucks and cars could coexist on ordinary motorways was a bold vision. Today, however, several projects are underway in Europe to test and evaluate this technology. One of these test sections is located on the A5 highway between Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Over a total distance of ten kilometers, up to the year 2022 research is to be carried out into whether such overhead power line trucks could be a viable alternative to road freight transport. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is supporting the field test called Elisa – short for "elektrifizierter, innovativer Schwerverkehr auf Autobahnen" (electrified, innovative, heavy, highway traffic) – with almost 15 million euros. In addition, there are two further highway test sections in Baden-Württemberg and Schleswig-Holstein. Governments and authorities in both Italy and Sweden are also pushing ahead with their own research projects. The long-term goal is to develop an electrification infrastructure that could cover certain busy routes between logistics hubs or even parts of the European motorway network.? The German Ministry for the Environment assumes that the electrification of heavy goods vehicles could become increasingly attractive for the logistics sector in the near future. Within this field of research Scania is clearly the industry leader.? The brand is supplying a total of 15 hybrid R 450 trucks for the field tests, and Siemens has developed the pantographs on the roof. In addition to supplying trucks, Scania is also responsible for vehicle maintenance and data gathering from the tests. Scania’s Executive Vice -President for Research and Development, Claes Erixon, sees overhead contact line roads as one of several promising technologies that can help freight transport on roads to a sustainable future. The company, like its sister brands MAN Truck & Bus, is also pursuing other, more direct ways to make traffic as green as possible. “Vehicle electrification is developing quickly – and with its environmental, social and cost benefits, it will play an important role in the shift to a fossil-free transport system,” he says. The eHighway could be an interesting option if it is used throughout Europe, but this would require an EU-wide infrastructure.]]> press releases Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/e-highways.html 2019-08-06T22:00:00Z TRATON increases operating profit to over €1 billion in first half of the year http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_29072019.html Sales revenue increases by 7% to €13.5 billion <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/H1_Headerbild_EN.jpg/jcr:content/H1_Headerbild_EN.jpg" hspace="5" align="left" >TRATON increases operating profit to over €1 billion in first half of the year Sales revenue increases by 7% to €13.5?billion Operating profit up year-on-year by around 25% to €1.1?billion Operating return on sales rises to 7.9% Earnings after tax increases by 65% to €792?million Unit sales up by around 10% to 123,336 trucks and buses Order intake down by 6% CEO Andreas Renschler: “Our IPO in June demonstrates that at TRATON we are executing on our goals. Looking forward, we are now running full steam ahead with implementing our Global Champion Strategy and leveraging additional synergies in the entire Group.” Munich, July?29, 2019 – The TRATON GROUP announces strong first half-year results. During the first six months of this year, the Group increased its operating profit by €212?million compared with the prior-year period to over €1?billion. The Group generated sales revenue of €13.5?billion (previous year: €12.6?billion), representing a 7% increase compared with the first six months of 2018. The previous year figure still includes sales revenue of Volkswagen Gebrauchtfahrzeughandels und Service GmbH (VGSG), which was disposed of as of January 1, 2019, in the amount of €348 million. Adjusted for this sales revenue, the increase for the current fiscal year was 10%. During the first six months of 2019, TRATON GROUP sold 123,336 vehicles worldwide, which was also up around 10% against the prior-year figure. This growth was driven primarily by the continued favorable development of the core markets in Europe, especially Germany, and Brazil. At the same time, however, the level of order intakes in the Industrial Business segment at 120,491 units during the first six months of 2019 was 6% below the same period of 2018, driven by a decline in truck orders in the EU28+2 region, Russia, India, and Turkey as well as lower orders for buses in Mexico, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. The ratio of order intake to sales (book-to-bill ratio) was 0.98 in the first half of 2019. Andreas Renschler, the CEO of TRATON GROUP and member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen?AG, said: “Our IPO in June demonstrates that we at TRATON are executing on our goals. Looking forward, we are now running full steam ahead with implementing our Global Champion Strategy and leveraging additional synergies in the entire Group. At the same time, we are keeping a very watchful eye on developments in the market in order to adjust our production with flexibility.” TRATON GROUP operates in two segments: Industrial Business and Financial Services. The Industrial Business segment comprises specifically the three operating units MAN Truck & Bus, Scania Vehicles & Services, and Volkswagen Caminh?es?e??nibus. During the first half of 2019, the Industrial Business segment generated sales revenue of €13.3?billion (previous year: €12.1?billion), with an operating profit of €1,008?million (previous year: €787?million). The significant increase in sales revenue of 10% was in particular due to the new vehicle business, driven by strong growth in the truck business. There was slight growth in the after sales business. The Financial Services segment offers customers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and retail financing, leasing, and insurance products. During the first half of 2019, this segment recorded an operating profit of €70?million (previous year: €65?million) and sales revenue of €419?million (previous year: €380?million). A larger net portfolio and currency effects positively impacted operating profit, while lower margins and higher operating expenses were offsetting factors. Christian Schulz, CFO of the TRATON GROUP, said: “We had a strong start to the year and have again improved on our growth of the first quarter. With an operating return on sales of 7.9% for the first half of 2019, we are clearly ahead of the same period last year. Looking ahead to the rest of the year, despite continued worsening economic indicators, we remain confident and reaffirm our targets set for the year. And furthermore, we are fully focused on the launch of the new truck generation at MAN.” ? TRATON GROUP: Three strong brands under one roof With its brands MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminh?es?e??nibus, the TRATON GROUP is a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide, pursuing the goal of creating a Global Champion in the transportation industry through profitable growth, global expansion and customer-focused innovations. The Group posted operating profit of €1,075?million for the first half of 2019, which is reflected in an operating return on sales of 7.9% (previous year: 6.8%). The Group increased earnings after tax by 65% to €792?million in the first half of 2019, which is attributable to a favorable tax rate and an improved financial result. The operating units at a glance The MAN brand is a reliable business partner offering a full range of products from light commercial vehicles to heavy-duty trucks with the aim of supporting and facilitating its customers’ business operations. During the first half of 2019, MAN Truck & Bus recorded unit sales of 54,028 vehicles (+10%). In addition to the boost in the sales of trucks, the MAN?TGE van series contributed continued significant growth to this figure. Sales revenue of the MAN?Truck?&?Bus operational unit rose by around 6% to €5.5?billion. At €253?million, operating profit in the first half of 2019 was down from the prior-year figure (previous year: €285?million), which is reflected in an operating return on sales of 4.6% (previous year: 5.5%). The operating profit for the first half of 2018 included earnings of €19?million from the transfer of the RIO brand to TRATON?SE. The Scania brand is the premium innovation leader of sustainable transportation solutions. At 51,524 trucks and buses, Scania delivered more vehicles in the first half of 2019 than in the same period last year (+10%). Sales revenue of the Scania?Vehicles?&?Services operational unit rose by around 13% to €7.1?billion. As a result of this strong volume growth, operating profit increased by around 34% to €828?million during the reporting period. This includes a positive currency effect of €57?million. The successful rollout of the new Scania truck generation in Latin America and Asia meant that the previous parallel production of old and new series was ended altogether. Scania is continuously working on optimizing the logistics and production processes, thus systematically improving the cost situation and normalizing production capacity following the introduction of the new truck generation. The operating return on sales of Scania?Vehicles?&?Services for the first six months of the year was 11.6% (previous year: 9.8%) VWCO, with tailor-made products at great value for money, has continuously held a leading position in the Brazilian truck market over the past 15?years. During the first half of 2019, deliveries of VWCO increased by just over 18% to 20,384 units, with brand sales revenue of €860?million (previous year: €674?million). VWCO recorded operating profit of €18?million (previous year: €13?million), which includes the effect of the reversal of a restructuring provision of €13?million. The positive sales revenue effects were offset by foreign exchange effects and inflation-related cost increases, e.g. for materials and higher depreciation and amortization charges. Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus continues to focus on a comprehensive program to strengthen the business in an intensely competitive market environment with the aim of systematically improving the quality of earnings. The operating return on sales was 2.1% (previous year: 2.0%). Positive sales performance in core markets Despite the overall favorable sales performance during the first half of 2019, the high pace of growth of the past year has slowed slightly During the first half of 2019, truck unit sales of the TRATON brands increased by around 12% to 113,112 vehicles, a result considerably above the prior-year figure. This includes the MAN?TGE van series (7,266 units), which contributed to the strong growth with more than double the volume from the previous year. Deliveries of buses decreased by around 9% to 10,224 units due to the decline in Iran and Russia. Truck unit sales in the EU28+2 region were considerably higher than in the previous year, with Germany contributing a tremendous increase to the result. Unit sales of trucks in other EU28+2 markets also recorded positive growth. Growth in unit sales of trucks in South America differed from region to region. Whereas unit sales rose considerably in Brazil, most of the other South American markets posted huge declines. Especially in Argentina, unit sales declined considerably because of the difficult macroeconomic situation. In the remaining markets, in particular truck unit sales in Russia, Turkey, Iran, and India declined sharply year-on-year. Bus unit sales in the EU28+2 region improved slightly compared with the previous year, largely due to the contribution of the France and Sweden markets. Sales in South America were significantly higher than the same period last year, with a considerable increase in unit sales in Brazil in particular. This growth was driven by a contract as part of a federal government school bus program. Unit sales fell short of the prior-year level in the remaining markets, due primarily to sharp declines in Mexico and Iran. ? This press release, the interim report, and additional material can be found at: https://ir.www.yues2.com/websites/traton/English/8900/events.html ? Contact: Julia Kroeber-Riel Head of Group Communications & Governmental Relations T +49 152 588 70 900 julia.kroeber-riel@www.yues2.com ? Sebastian Rausch ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? Financial Media Relations T +49 174 940 3059 sebastian.rausch@www.yues2.com TRATON SE Dachauer Str. 641 80995 München www.www.yues2.com ? TRATON?SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen?AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses at 29 production and assembly sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 81,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December?31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers.]]> press releases Sun, 28 Jul 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_29072019.html 2019-07-28T22:00:00Z Urban transport of the future http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/Urban-transport-of-the-future.html With its new self-driving concept vehicle, Scania lifts urban transport to a new level. <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/01_News/Scania-NXT/modules-01c-p-1600.png/jcr:content/modules-01c-p-1600.png" hspace="5" align="left" >Urban transport of the future Scania’s new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in the mornings and evenings, to delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night.]]> press releases Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/Urban-transport-of-the-future.html 2019-07-17T22:00:00Z TRATON is ready to meet climate targets http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/TRATON-is-ready-to-succeed-in-meeting-the-climate-targets.html TRATON GROUP is committed to reducing emissions to reach the Paris Climate Agreement. <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/01_News/Nowhere.tif/jcr:content/Nowhere.tif" hspace="5" align="left" >TRATON is ready to meet climate targets With the Paris Climate Agreement, the international community has set itself ambitious but necessary goals to limit global warming. The climate agreement foresees climate-neutrality and zero CO2 emissions by 2050. TRATON GROUP and its brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus are entirely committed to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions from commercial vehicles in order to reach the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. Our brands focus on the interplay of engineering, sustainability and industrial competitiveness. We therefore annually invest significant amounts in the research and development of climate-friendly drive technologies and transport systems. In the long run, the transformation of the mobility and transport system will only be successful when the best and most efficient solutions prevail in a technology-neutral competition. We already offer alternatives for a multitude of challenges, from clean, efficient gas engines for trucks and buses, and hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), to fully electric (BEV) trucks for inner-city deliveries, as well as hybrid electric and fully electric city buses for public transport. With biofuels and biogas in our product portfolio, we have yet another highly efficient alternative that offers fast CO2 emissions reduction while taking advantage of traditional combustion engine technology. In the long run, electrification with battery electric vehicles and other technologies (e.g. fuel cells, H2, e-fuels) will present the most CO2 efficient and effective alternative regarding total cost of ownership (TCO). The first ever CO2 reduction targets for new heavy-duty vehicles set by the European Union for the years 2025 and 2030 are very ambitious and require considerable effort. At the same time, they can help establish new technologies and transport solutions on the market more quickly. However, commercial vehicle manufacturers and their customers will not be able to achieve these ambitious targets on their own. It will require a consistent refueling infrastructure for alternative fuels, and infrastructure for electrification that is compatible with commercial vehicles throughout Europe, as well as an efficient power grid that can simultaneously supply electric cars and commercial vehicles with green electricity. This is a challenge not only for the industry but also for politics. "We are facing a tremendous shift in the transport industry, and the industry needs to face this shift in close cooperation with society and politics. We're ready to do our part!” says Christian Levin, COO Traton SE.]]> press releases Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/stories/TRATON-is-ready-to-succeed-in-meeting-the-climate-targets.html 2019-07-15T22:00:00Z Volkswagen AG sets placement price at EUR 27.00 per TRATON share http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_V270619.html <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/2000px-VWAG-Logo.svg.png/jcr:content/2000px-VWAG-Logo.svg.png" hspace="5" align="left" >Volkswagen AG sets placement price at EUR 27.00 per TRATON share Placement of 57,500,000 shares (including over-allotments) Volkswagen receives gross proceeds from placement of existing TRATON shares (assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option) corresponding to EUR 1.55 billion Wolfsburg, June 27, 2019 – The placement price for the shares of TRATON SE (“TRATON”) has been set at EUR 27.00 per share (the placement price of EUR 27.00 corresponds to SEK?284.70 as calculated based on the EUR/SEK exchange rate at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CEST on the last day of the offer period (June 27, 2019) as displayed on the Bloomberg website under www.bloomberg.com/quote/EURSEK:CUR). In total, 57,500,000 existing ordinary bearer shares from the holdings of Volkswagen AG (“Volkswagen”) are being placed with investors (including 7,500,000 shares to cover over-allotments). ? Hans Dieter P?tsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen and TRATON, said: “The successful IPO demonstrates the investors’ trust in TRATON’s future. It confirms that TRATON and Volkswagen are on the right track and that they are pursuing the right strategies. The IPO will provide a basis for both companies to create additional value for all their stakeholders going forward.” Volkswagen will remain a committed majority shareholder and assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option the gross proceeds from the sale of the TRATON shares correspond to EUR 1.55 billion. TRATON shares are scheduled to begin trading on the regulated market (regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and the regulated market (reglerad marknad) of Nasdaq Stockholm (Large Cap Segment) under the ticker symbol 8TRA on June 28, 2019. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) is DE000TRAT0N7, and the German Securities Code (WKN) is TRAT0N. Contact: Volkswagen AG? Dr. Marc Langendorf Head of Corporate Communications p +49 5361 9 344 74 marc.langendorf@volkswagen.de ? TRATON SE Julia Kroeber-Riel Head of Group Communications & Governmental Relations p +49 152 588 70 900 julia.kroeber-riel@www.yues2.com ? Sebastian Rausch Financial Media Relations p +49 174 940 3059 sebastian.rausch@www.yues2.com About the Volkswagen Group: The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ?KODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. The passenger car portfolio ranges from small cars all the way to luxury-class vehicles. Ducati offers motorcycles. In the light and heavy commercial vehicles sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and heavy trucks. Every weekday, 642,292 employees around the globe produce on average 44,170 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other areas of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries. In 2018, the total number of vehicles supplied to customers by the Group globally was 10, 834 million (2017: 10,741 million). The passenger car global market share was 12.1 per cent. In Western Europe 22.0 per cent of all new passenger cars come from the Volkswagen Group. Group sales revenue in 2018 totaled €235.8 billion (2017: €231 billion). Earnings after tax in 2018 amounted to €17.1 billion (2017: €11.6 billion). ? About TRATON: TRATON SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses manufactured at 29 production and assembly sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 81,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December 31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers. Disclaimer This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities. The securities have already been sold. This release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of America. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States of America would be made by means of a prospectus that could be obtained from TRATON SE and that would contain detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements. There was and will be no public offer of the securities in the United States of America. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. This document is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU, and as such does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase shares of TRATON SE. The offer period for the securities has already ended. This announcement is directed at and/or for distribution in the United Kingdom only to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons are referred to herein as “relevant persons”). This announcement is directed only at relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.]]> press releases Wed, 26 Jun 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_V270619.html 2019-06-26T22:00:00Z Placement price for TRATON shares set at EUR 27.00 per share http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_T270619.html TRATON made it! <![CDATA[<img src="http://www.yues2.com/.imaging/mte/tab-theme/standardLandscape-XS/dam/03_Newsroom/02_Pressemitteilungen/Pressemitteilung/IMG_7363.JPG/jcr:content/IMG_7363.JPG" hspace="5" align="left" >Placement price for TRATON shares set at EUR 27.00 per share Placement of 57,500,000 shares (including over-allotments) Free float of 11.50% if greenshoe option is fully exercised Volkswagen AG to remain committed majority shareholder First day of trading on June 28, 2019 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stockholm ? Munich, June 27, 2019 – The placement price for the shares of TRATON SE (“TRATON”) has been set at EUR?27.00 per share (the placement price of EUR 27.00 corresponds to SEK 284.70 as calculated based on the EUR/SEK exchange rate at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CEST on the last day of the offer period (June 27, 2019) as displayed on the Bloomberg website under www.bloomberg.com/quote/EURSEK:CUR) by Volkswagen AG in coordination with TRATON and the advising banks. In total, 57,500,000 existing ordinary bearer shares from the holdings of Volkswagen AG are being placed with investors (including 7,500,000 shares to cover over-allotments). Andreas Renschler, CEO of TRATON and member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, said: “The IPO of TRATON has reached the finishing line. Investor feedback on TRATON during the roadshow was very positive. With the pricing now in place, TRATON is ready for tomorrow’s listing of its shares.” Christian Schulz, CFO of TRATON, said: “Finishing the IPO in the current market environment, despite the volatility, proves TRATON right. We have gained the trust of investors and we will work very hard to build on that trust.” Assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option, the free float will be 11.50% of TRATON’s share capital. Volkswagen will remain a committed majority shareholder. Based on the placement price, TRATON’s market capitalization amounts to EUR 13.5 billion. TRATON shares are scheduled to begin trading on the regulated market (regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and the regulated market (reglerad marknad) of Nasdaq Stockholm (Large Cap Segment) under the ticker symbol 8TRA on June 28, 2019. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) is DE000TRAT0N7, and the German Securities Code (WKN) is TRAT0N. Contact: TRATON SE Rolf Woller Head Investor Relation p +49 162 172 33 62 rolf.woller@www.yues2.com ? Julia Kroeber-Riel Head of Group Communications & Governmental Relations p +49 152 588 70 900 julia.kroeber-riel@www.yues2.com ? Sebastian Rausch ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? Financial Media Relations p +49 174 940 3059 sebastian.rausch@www.yues2.com TRATON?SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen?AG and a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer worldwide with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminh?es e ?nibus, and RIO. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 233,000 vehicles in total. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses manufactured at 29 production and assembly sites in 17 countries. The Company had a workforce of around 81,000 employees worldwide across its commercial vehicle brands as of December?31, 2018. The Group seeks to transform the transportation system through its products, its services, and as a partner for its customers. Disclaimer This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities. The securities have already been sold. This release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of America. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States of America would be made by means of a prospectus that could be obtained from TRATON SE and that would contain detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements. There was and will be no public offer of the securities in the United States of America. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. This document is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU, and as such does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase shares of TRATON SE. The offer period for the securities has already ended. This announcement is directed at and/or for distribution in the United Kingdom only to (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons are referred to herein as “relevant persons”). This announcement is directed only at relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.]]> press releases Wed, 26 Jun 2019 22:00:00 GMT http://www.yues2.com/en/newsroom/press_releases/press_release_T270619.html 2019-06-26T22:00:00Z 在线 亚洲 国产 职场 丝袜