Swedish manufacturer Scania is a listed manufacturer of commercial vehicles and one of the main manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks in Europe and South America. Scania is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. The company employs about 34,000 people worldwide.
For a number of years, Scania has only offered trucks for heavy-duty distribution and long-distance operations as well as construction and special vehicles (e.g. for fire departments) of the higher weight classes in the truck sector.
The product range currently starts at 18 metric tons total weight and 230 hp rated output. The heaviest solo vehicles for road use have a total weight of 40 metric tons and are used in Switzerland. The engine range peaks at a rated output of 730 hp.
Scania is strongly represented in Brazil and Argentina, but Scania vehicles are not offered in the USA. Scania is represented in both Australia and South Africa, but does not play a notable role there.