Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 38,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion.
Leading commercial vehicle maker Scania Group wanted to further refine their heavy truck and bus powertrain and drivetrain components to meet stringent emissions standards while ensuring quality and reducing testing.
Tosca Structure optimization software provided design concepts, early in the product development process, that demonstrated the potential to reduce material weight while maintaining, or even improving, rigidity and durability.
Tosca Structure delivered material savings of 30%, stress reduction of 26%, and maintaining efficient manufacturability— along with significant time savings. By optimizing vehicle component structures with Tosca Structure, Scania was able to reduce expensive testing and produce lighter-weight vehicles that consume less fuel and produce fewer emissions. This enabled them to meet the Euro 6 standards before deadline while fulfilling their customers’ needs.