Volkswagen AG increases the stake it has held in Scania AB since 2000 to 68.8%. The Swedish truck manufacturer with a workforce of almost 33,000 is integrated in the Volkswagen Group as the ninth brand. Scania, which is highly profitable and extremely innovative, is one of Europe's leading truck manufacturers. The premium brand is a trailblazer in the development of low-consumption, low-emission engines. The product range includes heavy trucks above 16 metric tons, buses and coaches as well as industrial and marine engines.