TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells

Scania dealer TruckEast has committed to planting and maintaining one tree for each retail Scania truck sold.

The idea to create a TruckEast Woodland originated from a series of sustainability workshops the dealership held in 2019, where employees from across the business joined together to learn more about sustainability projects both by Scania and those driven by TruckEast itself. Staff suggested ways that they could contribute to sustainability work on a local level.

The initiative has been kick-started with the planting of one tree for every truck sold in 2020 so far.

TruckEast MD John Biggin (pictured) said: “For a long time, we have looked to future-proof our business in terms of services, infrastructure and our people. But now more than ever, we have to review the impact we are leaving behind for future generations. Planting a tree for every Scania sold today, maybe a drop in the ocean, but it’s a step towards a better future and just one of the initiatives that TruckEast is introducing.”

The dealer hopes to eventually cover 1 acre of land with native species such as English Oak and Hornbeam.

Scania (Great Britain) appoints James Armstrong as its new MD

James Armstrong (pictured) will replace Martin Hay as MD of Scania (Great Britain) on 1 July 2021.

Armstrong is currently MD of Scania Central Europe Region, where he oversees operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Earlier roles included MD for Scania in South East Asia and services director for Scania (Great Britain).

Commenting on his appointment he said: "I am pleased to be coming back to the UK to take up the role of Managing Director. The UK business is one of the largest Scania operations and is very successful and I intend to continue to lead this operation to further success, working closely to support our customers, our colleagues and our Independent network.

"I spent several years in the UK as services director, so I look forward to connecting with former colleagues and observing how the business has continued to transform. Scania (Great Britain) Limited has an important agenda ahead with a key focus on sustainability, investing in electrification and driving the shift towards offering more sustainable transport solutions."