As of October 1st, the current president and CEO of Scania Christian Levin will also become CEO of TRATON Group. The current TRATON CEO Matthias Gründler and CFO Christian Schulz will leave the company on September 30, 2021. At the same time, Annette Danielski, currently Head of Corporate Finance at TRATON SE, will become the new CFO as of October 1, 2021.
The first words of Christian Levin as CEO of TRATON Group
Levin accepted the new role and released a statement: «I am honoured to take on the role as CEO of the TRATON Group while continuing on as CEO of Scania. Looking ahead focus will be on transforming business into new technology areas and geographies, whilst leveraging further synergies through modularisation and scalability. 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».
«TRATON is now on stable footing internationally»
«We were able to implement the Global Champion strategy faster than expected. This means that TRATON is now on stable footing internationally. The task now is to lead TRATON into a sustainable future beyond conventional business models and ways of thinking. With Christian Levin at the helm, the TRATON GROUP can now benefit even more from its lead brand Scania. Christian Levin is exactly the right person for this task and I wish him and the entire TRATON team every success», added Matthias Gründler, CEO of the TRATON GROUP, which includes some primary brand in heavy-duty transportation such as Scania, MAN, Navistar and Volkswagen Caminões e Ônibus.
Together with Daimler Truck and Volvo Group, TRATON is engaged in founding a joint venture aimed at installing at least 1,700 fast charging points all over Europe to support and accelerate climate-neutral transportation.