Consortium Purchasing, led by William Stobart, has placed an order for at last 2,250 trucks from Scania. The deal is the largest ever placed in Europe for its commercial trucks.
The trucks, which will remain in service for three years, will be supplied over the next two years and include P-, G-, R- and S-series tractors and rigids, plus multi-wheelers. More than 1,000 trucks will be operated by Eddie Stobart, with the others spread across AW Jenkinson Forest Products and the third member of the consortium, WS Transportation.
William Stobart, executive chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have placed this order with Scania, especially in such challenging and uncertain times. 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.”
Each vehicle will be supplied with a full repair and maintenance contract with all work to be carried out by the UK Scania service network. This is the sixth instance of companies associated with Eddie Stobart placing orders in excess of 1,000 units with Scania.
Scania UK sales director, Vincente Connolly, said, “We look forward to fulfilling the order and working with the team within the consortium to deliver the best possible service and total cost of operation for every vehicles in this agreement.”