British transport companies Eddie Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products
have ordered 1,500 Scania Euro 6 trucks in the largest single order for vehicles
to date in the UK.
The order, which will be filled over two years, follows a new joint-procurement
agreement between Scania and the two companies. The first such agreement was
signed in 2010 and was updated in 2012. Under these agreements, Scania has
delivered 2,000 trucks.
William Stobart, Chief Operating Officer at Stobart Group, says, “Our decision
to continue taking Scania vehicles is based on their proven record within the
Eddie Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson fleets. We saw no reason but to continue this
relationship as we enter into Euro 6 production, with the new deal giving us a
lot of flexibility going forward."
The Euro 6 emission standard became compulsory for all new trucks in Europe on
31 December 2013. Scania launched its first Euro 6 trucks in 2011 and followed
with its second generation of the vehicles in 2013. The company has to date sold
6,500 Euro 6 trucks. Meanwhile, trucks owned by Scania’s own transport company,
Scania Transport Laboratory, along with Scania Euro 6 test vehicles operated by
customers have covered more than 26 million kilometres.
Scania (Great Britain) Limited, Managing Director Claes Jacobsson says, “It is
with great pleasure that we announce this, the third major joint-procurement
agreement with Eddie Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products. Since signing
the first such order four years ago, our UK sales and service teams have worked
tirelessly to ensure that we have continued to meet the expectations and demands
of these two important operators. I am therefore delighted that Scania has once
again been chosen as the preferred brand by both companies.”
The agreement will involve the supply of vehicles with a wide variety of
specifications and designed for a wide range of transport applications,
including G- and R-series trucks. Repair and maintenance will be handled by
Scania’s service network in the UK.
Eddie Stobart, part of Stobart Group, is one of the most recognised and
strongest brands in Britain, best known for its iconic green trucks. Today,
Eddie Stobart is the name behind a road haulage fleet of 2,500 vehicles. It
employs some of the best vehicle utilisation practices in the industry,
maximising both efficiency and environmental benefits.
A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products and its subsidiaries handle over 2 million tonnes
of green waste, roundwood, chips, sawdust, bark and other timber co-products
each year. This is collected from forestry sites, sawmills and other wood
processing industries throughout the UK. The company is the largest UK supplier
of woodchip and bark products.
Scania is a major supplier to British industry of trucks, buses, coaches and
engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company
provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its
products and customers through its 90-plus-strong network of service centres. In
2013, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 18.1 percent and its
combined bus and coach market share amounted to 8.3 percent.
For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel
+46 70 346 88 11.
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 available on
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