UK consortium orders 2500 Scania trucks

Commercial Motor
July 26, 2023

A group consisting of Culina Group, WS Group and AW Jenkinson Group have placed an order for 2,500 trucks with Scania UK.

The Consortium Purchasing group has agreed a deal for 2,250 internal combustion engine trucks with a majority powered by the 13-litre SUPER drivetrain. There will also be 100 units of 4x2 battery electric tractor units for use on UK roads, while the remaining 150 trucks will find their way to the Consortium’s Dutch and German outfits.

Each vehicle will be supported by three years full repair and maintenance contracts, with some trucks being financed through Scania Financial Services.

Christian Levin, CEO for Scania AB, said: “Scania 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.”

William Stobart, deputy CEO of Culina Group, said: “On behalf of the Consortium, we are very 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. This is testament to the true partnership between the businesses.”

Chris Newitt, MD for Scania UK, added: “I would like to thank the Consortium Purchasing board for giving us the opportunity to continue our 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.” 

Despite the battery electric trucks making up just a fraction of the massive order, it is still one of the largest battery-electric vehicle fulfilments to be completed over one calendar year by Scania in Europe.

The vehicles will be in batches of 500 vehicles per quarter.

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