Big changes at the top as Scania, Traton CEO roles merged

In News, Scania1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 1, 2021

The chief executive roles for Traton Group and Scania have been merged, with current Scania president and CEO Christian Levin appointed to lead the group, effective 1 October.

Traton CEO Matthias Gründler and CFO Christian Schulz left the company on 30 September. Annette Danielski, currently head of corporate finance at Traton SE, will become the new CFO as of 1 October.

“I am honoured to take on the role as CEO of the Traton Group while continuing on as CEO of Scania,” Levin said.

“Looking ahead, focus will be on transforming business into new technology areas and geographies, whilst leveraging further synergies through modularisation and scalability,” he said.

“The evolution of the Traton Group continues and builds on the Traton strategy which the current management team established and which is now pushed into a different gear. The strategy includes a stronger focus on sustainability not the least through e-mobility, digitalisation and connectivity; continued integration of Navistar and growth in the North American market, as well as continued investments in China over the next few years. This change will comprise of several steps over time and by the end of the year a fuller plan will be presented.”

On this next step of the Traton journey, the strength, competence and business logic in each brand in the group – MAN, Navistar, Scania and Volkswagen Caminões e Ônibus – will continue to be leveraged.