Scania has announced one of its biggest single European truck orders ever and the largest battery electric truck order to be completed over one calendar year with a consortium ordering 2500 trucks in a single deal.
The British based Consortium Purchasing Group has placed an order for 2500 trucks including the latest internal combustion engine machines along with electric trucks, to be delivered over 12 months across the Culina Group, WS Group and A.W. Jenkinson Group.
Culina Group is a transport giant in the UK and owns the massive Eddie Stobart Transport organisation and its deputy chair is William Stobart.
The announcement by Scania reveals that around 100 of the trucks will be battery electric powered while the 2400 balance of the order will be Scania’s latest generation 13-litre SUPER drivetrain machines.
In the statement Scania says it is committed to delivering on the premium brand promise towards customers and driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system.
The 100 battery-electric trucks, will include some of the first Scania regional-haul battery-electric 4×2 tractor units to be used on UK roads.
Scania boss, Christian Levin said the company 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,” Levin added.
Culina Group’s William Stobart said that on behalf of the Consortium, he was very pleased to be able to renew our agreement with Scania.
“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,” Stobart said.
Managing Director of Scania UK, Chris Newitt said he thanked the Consortium Purchasing board for giving the opportunity to continue the 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,” Newitt said.