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Man and Scania have determined principle for joint development projects

Under the umbrella of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the MAN and Scania brands have determined clear principles for their joint development projects and have concluded a corresponding basic agreement.


This is also mirrored in the matrix organisation of Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The cross-company function, Research & Development, manages the cross-brand planning process.

MAN and Scania will determine the brand- and customer-specific requirements for the components early on in the development phase. A uniform planning process guarantees that the research and development departments at MAN and Scania work in a homogeneous manner.

The lead engineering concept ensures that the needs of both companies are taken into account, the individuality of the brands is maintained and competencies are clearly defined.