“Had a good day in the office?”
“Yes, thank you, I’ve just taken Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks.”
We can only guess the scene, but an order for a minimum of 2,250 Scanias must have made someone’s day. The order was won from Consortium Purchasing. This is an operation led by William Stobart, Executive Chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, iForce etc., and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products.
To be supplied over the coming two years, the vehicles represent Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks. The vehicles will remain in service for up to three years, depending on the operation, and have all been supplied with full repair and maintenance contracts.
“We are absolutely delighted to have placed this order with Scania, especially in such challenging and uncertain times,” comments William Stobart. “Scania’s latest generation of vehicles – which we have now operated for three years – are continuing the long tradition of excellent service, reliability and good fuel performance we have come to expect from the brand. This, along with the consistently high levels of service we receive from the Scania network, is why we have chosen Scania to fulfil a large part of our truck requirements.”
This is the sixth time Eddie Stobart Limited and its associated companies have placed a major order with Scania, the first two being for 1,000 vehicles in 2010 and 2012, 1,500 units in 2014 and in excess of 2,000 trucks in 2016, followed by 2,100 trucks in 2018.