CONSORTIUM Purchasing group has agreed a 2,500 truck order with Scania UK to be delivered over 12 months. The order will be split across the Culina Group, WS Group, A.W. Jenkinson Group and its subsidiaries.
The deal includes 2,250 internal combustion engine trucks with a majority powered by the latest generation 13-litre ‘Super’ drivetrain and 150 trucks will be destined for Consortium’s German and Dutch operations. The final 100 will be among the first Scania battery-electric regional-haul 4×2 tractor units to be used on the UK roads.
Each vehicle will be supported by three years full repair and maintenance contracts, with some trucks being financed through Scania Financial Services.
Christian Levin, chief executive officer, said: “Scania has had a close and successful relationship with the Consortium for many years.
William Stobart, deputy CEO of Culina Group, said: “On behalf of the Consortium, we are pleased to be able to renew our agreement. 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.”
Vincente Connolly, sales director for Scania UK, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get a deal of this magnitude over the line. An order of this nature showcases, not only the quality of Scania’s products and aftersales service, but also the people who have made this deal a reality.”
This order is one of the largest European and battery-electric vehicle fulfilments to be completed over one calendar year by Scania.
The vehicles will be delivered to the Consortium Purchasing group in batches of 500 per quarter.
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