Eddie Stobart and A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products have once again signed a joint-procurement agreement with Scania in the UK for the supply of 1,000 trucks. As such, the deal mirrors the order placed by the two operators in 2010, which at the time represented Scania's largest ever supply agreement in the UK.
Scheduled for delivery between March 2012 and December 2013, approximately 300 units will enter service this year. As with the previous order, the mix of vehicles will comprise mainly Scania R-series prime movers but will also include a significant number of Scania G-series models.
"This agreement reflects our on-going satisfaction with Scania and the levels of support provided by the company's dealer network," comments Stobart Group Chief Operating Officer, William Stobart.
"Scania's focus on ongoing development will allow Eddie Stobart to continue to provide sustainable distribution and the usual high levels of service to its customers."
"Over the past two years, the partnership between Eddie Stobart, A. W. Jenkinson and Scania has continued to develop positively," says Hans-Christer Holgersson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
"Winning such a significant repeat order not only demonstrates that our products meet the operational needs of these two high profile customers day-in day-out, but also the capabilities of our service organisation when it comes to providing a comprehensive range of back-up services on such a large geographical scale."
Eddie Stobart, part of Stobart Group, is one of the most recognised and strongest brands in Britain, best known for its iconic green trucks. Today, Eddie Stobart is the name behind a road haulage fleet of 2,280 and some of the best vehicle utilisation in the industry, helping to maximise efficiency and environmental benefits.
A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products and its subsidiaries handle over 2 million tonnes of green waste, roundwood, chips, sawdust, bark and other timber co-products each year, collected from forestry sites, sawmills and other wood processing industries throughout the UK. The company is the largest UK supplier of woodchip and bark products.
Scania is a major supplier to British industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 90-plus-strong network of service centres. In 2011, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 14% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 8.1%.
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