Scania engineer honoured by Porsche

  Scania engineer honoured by Porsche

Business Wire

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- June 7, 2013

Dr Magnus MackAldener, Head of Fluid and Emission Treatment at Scania, has
been awarded the Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize for outstanding research in
vehicle engineering. He receives the award for development of an advanced
exhaust aftertreatment system. The system enabled Scania as early as spring
2011 to unveil Euro 6-compliant engines. The new emission standard will be
introduced at the end of 2013.

“I'm very proud to be one of the engineers in the international vehicle
industry who have been awarded this distinguished prize. It’s a recognition of
Scania’s prominent position in engine development and the result of successful
teamwork, which I have had the privilege of participating in,” says

Scania’s exhaust aftertreatment system uses oxidation catalysts, particulate
filters and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technologies to remove the
nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions from the exhaust gases
remaining after combustion in the engine. This system has been built into a
compact silencer and therefore provides more space for other equipment and

“We started developing the system about five years ago. These efforts have
resulted in a robust and reliable system that lives up to our customers’
strict demands when it comes to quality and performance,” states MackAldener.

MackAldener, who was born in 1970, joined Scania in 1997 after completing a
Master of Science degree at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in
Stockholm. He has been working at Scania’s research and development
organisation ever since his first managerial appointment in 2001. In 2001, he
earned a Ph.D. in the field of machine elements, solid mechanics. Since 2010,
he has been head of the unit at Engine Development responsible for developing
Scania’s exhaust aftertreatment system.

The Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize was established in 1977 by Louise Piëch,
daughter of Ferdinand Porsche. The prize money amounts to EUR 50,000. The
prize award ceremony is held every two years at the Vienna University of
Technology (TU). The university is also in charge of the task of nominating
candidates in consultation with Porsche AG and members of the Porsche-Piëch

More information about Scania’s prize-winning exhaust aftertreatment system is
available at the pressroom on Scania’s website,

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s
operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions
and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some
38,600 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and
development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of
both components and complete vehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are
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