Scania (Great Britain) wins its largest-ever European civilian truck order11 January 2021
Scania (Great Britain) has won an order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, executive chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, and iForce, and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products.
To be supplied by Scania dealers Haydock Commercial Vehicles Limited and Graham Commercials Limited over the coming two years, the vehicles are said to comprise Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks.
William Stobart comments: “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.”
The order comprises a mix of models, including tractor units and rigids and, for the first time, multi-wheel rigids. Fifty percent 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.
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.
Eddie Stobart Ltd
Graham Commercials Ltd
Haydock Commercial Vehicles Limited
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd
The Pallet Network Ltd
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