Scania has announced that. Its british subsidiary has clinched a deal to fulfill an order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks for a major European transport consortium that represents Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks.
The order was inked with Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, the executive chairman of an organisation called GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions and and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products.
GreenWhiteStar reportedly owns a number of leading transport operations including Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, iForce etc.,
The trucks will be supplied by Scania dealers in the UK over the coming two years.
“We are absolutely delighted to have placed this order with Scania, especially in such challenging and uncertain times,” said 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,” he said.
“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.”
Scania’s UK sales director Vincente Connolly said the company is immensely proud to be reporting such positive news at this time.
“During our negotiations, both William and Allan were extremely complimentary about the special relationship which exists between our organisations, and has done so for many years. We now look forward to fulfilling the order and working with the teams within the consortium to deliver the best possible service and total cost of operation for each and every vehicle in this agreement,” said Connolly
The order comprises a mix of models, including prime mover units and rigids and, for the first time, multi-wheel rigids.
Fifty per cent of the vehicles are destined for the Eddie Stobart Limited fleet with the remainder being split between A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products and the third member of the consortium, W. S. Transportation Limited.
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 with all work to be carried out by the UK Scania service network.
Scania reports it 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.