Electrification of Transport – Are we ready to take charge of the future?
On January 13, 2021 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very proud to host Johan Uhlin Managing Director Scania Production Zwolle B.V. and Janko van der Baan Managing Director Scania Benelux | Management Team Scania Belgium NV-SA | Scania Nederland BV | Scania Luxembourg SA for a webinar on the Electrification of Transport. The electrification of transport is an important step for a more sustainable world. A successful industry transition depends on a delicate balance between both environmental and business sustainability, as well as maturity in technology and infrastructure. A balance best achieved together with producers, customers, and partners in energy and infrastructure. Electrification of the heavy commercial truck fleet is decisive in reaching the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C. E-vehicles will therefore increasingly be an attractive option.
We would like to thank Janko van der Baan for his highly interesting presentation and all guests for their active participation and questions, making this Roud table webinar to a huge success.
Conclusions by Janko van der Baan
Sustainability is essential for our future business
Connectivity plays an important role in efficient transport
Energy efficiency can also be achieved with here and now solutions
Here and now energy is the transition to a sustainable future
Scania takes its responsibility into the sustainable future
On September 15, 2020 Scania launched its first range of electric trucks. The high-performance plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks initially focus on urban applications.
Johan Uhlin Managing Director Scania Production Zwolle B.V.
Janko van der Baan Managing Director Scania Benelux | Management Team
Scania Belgium NV-SA | Scania Nederland BV | Scania Luxembourg SA
Age 46, married, 2 children. Grew up in Östersund, Sweden. Working at Scania for 17 years. Started his career at Scania as SQA engineer at Purchase in Södertälje & Falun/Scania Sweden. In 2010 he became technical director of the Bus body production factory in Slupsk, Poland, followed by a position as MD/Plant manager at the cab assembly & logistics factory in Oskarshamn, Sweden. In 2018 Johan and his family moved The Netherlands, where he currently fulfils the position of Managing Director at Scania Production Zwolle.
Janko van der Baan
Age 54, married, 3 children. Working at Scania since 32 years. He started his career in Scania’s Dutch sales and services organisation. In 2009 he moved to Sweden and was responsible for Scania’s Iranian market. In 2012 he was appointed Managing Director of Scania Denmark. In 2017 he took up his current position of Managing Director Scania Benelux. In this position he is responsible for the sales and services organisation, whereas his colleague Johan Uhlin is responsible for the production.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.