After graduation from university studies (Business Administration) in Sweden, Great Britain and the US, Henrik Henriksson started at Scania as a Management Trainee in 1997 and from 2001 he was responsible for Scania's commercial activities in Southern Africa, based in South Africa.
In 2004 he returned to Scania’s head office in Sweden as Vice President for Sales of Buses and Coaches. And in November 2007 he was appointed Senior Vice President – Trucks within Franchise and Factory Sales.
Henrik Henriksson recently visited Sydney to present the current and future status of Scania and the company’s plans for increased customer profitability in the near future as times toughen for transport operators.
Henrik has taken a keen interest in Australian trucking operations and says that conditions in this country are among the toughest in the world.
“Scania in Australia has a very strong customer focus in everything it does. It is all about focusing on the customers’ cost and income,” he says.
“This has been a lightning trip to Australia and I would like to have the opportunity to see more trucking operations in this country.
“What I have seen indicates there is a real need for power, fuel economy and reliability as in all parts of the world, but here operators are faced by many challengsaysons of Scania Opticruise and Scania Retarder for even better uptime and productivity.
These engine refinements, in combination with dedicated service support, will enable Scania to provide its customers with complete solutions tailored to match their needs in any part of the world.
The new inline 5 and 6 cylinder engines share the same architecture and modular design, which was conceived for easy servicing and maximum uptime. The familiar engine architecture means that the products are recognised by service technicians worldwide, reducing the need for training.
The use of a common bore on the 9.3 and 12.7 litre engines means that a large number of cylinder parts and components are identical, significantly reducing the number of unique parts needed and facilitating repairs and parts supply.
Australian Scania customers have already had access to the 12.7 litre six-cylinder XPI EGR Euro 5 engine for some time, but in 2012, Scania will add a range of six-cylinder Euro 5 SCR engines, rated at 360hp, 400hp, 440hp and 480hp.
The SCR engine solution will be ideal for customers already using SCR systems on their other vehicles, for example Scania V8 engines, or for customers who would like a Euro 5 emission package combined with a low roof cab, such as the Scania P-series.
Scania will make three SCR six-cylinder engines available to P-series customers, bringing the 440hp engine to the P-series for the first time.
In some cases the torque outputs of the Scania SCR six-cylinder family are higher than those of competitor engines of similar horsepower ratings:
• The 360hp SCR engine produces 1850Nm of torque
• The 400hp SCR engine produces 2100Nm of torque
• The 440hp SCR engine produces 2300Nm of torque
• The 480hp SCR engine produces 2400Nm of torque
The Scania EGR six-cylinder engines produce identical torque within the same 1000 to 1300rpm green band as the SCR engines, with the exception of the 480 EGR engine, which produces 2500Nm of torque.
In the new Euro 5 six-cylinder SCR engines, a urea solution (AdBlue) mixed with air is injected into the exhaust flow in the silencer to reduce the formation of NOx (nitrogen oxides) to the required levels.
During the chemical reaction, ammonium and nitrogen oxides are converted to harmless nitrogen and water vapour. AdBlue is contained in a separate tank on the chassis. SCR allows combustion in the engine to be optimised for low fuel consumption, despite significantly lower emissions of hazardous substances.
“With a long list of products and solutions, Scania is in a strong position to continue expanding in the global market,” says Henrik.