The chances are that Scania’s UK Sales Director is quietly pleased. To oversee one of the largest orders ever for the company, not just for the UK but one of the largest across Europe. That’s no fewer than 2,500 trucks. The icing on the cake is that the order was not just for diesel trucks, but also for 100 battery electric trucks – also the largest to date.
On the receiving end of these trucks will be the Consortium Purchasing group which is made up of the Culina Group, WS Group and A.W. Jenkinson Group.
The complete order consists of 2,500 trucks to be delivered over 12 months. The deal includes internal combustion engine trucks powered by the latest generation 13-litre SUPER drivetrain and 100 battery-electric trucks, some of the first Scania regional-haul battery-electric 4×2 tractor units to be used on UK roads.
Each vehicle will be supported by three years of full repair and maintenance contracts, with some trucks financed through Scania Financial Services.
Christian Levin, CEO for Scania, said: “Scania has had a close and successful relationship with Culina Group, WS Group and A.W. Jenkinson Group for many years. This is a significant deal that marks a milestone on our continued journey towards sustainable transport.”
William Stobart, Deputy CEO of Culina Group, said: “On behalf of the Consortium, we are very pleased to be able to renew our agreement.”
“It’s been a difficult time for OEMs with global supply issues, but Scania has worked closely with us over the past two years to minimise the impact for both parties. This is testament to the true partnership between the businesses.”
Chris Newitt, Managing Director for Scania UK, said: “I would like to thank the Consortium Purchasing board for giving us the opportunity to continue our great relationship.”
“It’s testament to the strength between the two organisations that we can make this announcement, but also, to those involved in making it possible over the many years that this deal is built upon.”