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March 7 (Bloomberg) -- MAN SE, a German truckmaker controlled by Volkswagen AG, will adopt a “platform,” or modular, strategy for trucks similar to the way VW builds passenger cars, the Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing unidentified people close to the company.

The strategy is aimed at getting a head start over Scania AB, which may cooperate more closely with MAN once Leif Oestling, its chief executive officer, retires in 2015, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Richard Weiss in Frankfurt at rweiss5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Benedikt Kammel at bkammel@bloomberg.net