With a focus clearly on future mobility solutions Scania has announced  the appointment of Gustaf Sundell as its executive vice president and head of mobility solutions and that he will joined Scania’s executive boardSundell was previously Scania’s head of strategy and corporate management and now  reports to Christian Levin, the group CEO and president of Scania and Traton.

“In his capacity as heading up the strategy department, Gustaf’s contributions to making Scania equipped for an evolving eco-system have been great,”  said Levin.

“With his leadership, commercial expertise and solid experience from Scania internationally, he has a good background to continue to develop the area of Mobility Solutions and secure a close connection to the other functions, as well and contribute to our executive management team,” Levin added.

Scania says that mobility solutions is a unit which includes its subsidiary the LOTS Group, that was formed in early 2021 with the goal of securing market opportunities in the future transport ecosystem.

The company says the unit is driving the development of new business models outside the current core business, increasing Scania’s role in the transportation and logistics value chain, as well as developing and commercialising the autonomous offering.

“Our industry is going through a major transformation driven by technology and demands from customers and society. Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system and by working closely with our customers, we have a good understanding of what is required,” said Sundell.

“We need to strengthen our capabilities of handling business innovation outside our current core business in order to solve the complex challenges developing in our ecosystem and accelerate the shift  together with our customers and partners.

“It is a very inspiring and important challenge that I am looking forward to addressing.”