Eddie Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson order Euro VI Scanias
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:00
STRONG: Big contracts for Scania
Eddie Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products are strengthening their long-term Scania relationship with a 1,500-strong Euro VI vehicle order.
With all vehicles entering service over the coming 24months, the new joint-procurement agreement is Scania’s largest Euro VI order to date.
It is also the largest-ever order for Scania (Great Britain).
The agreement covers a wide variety of specifications and transport applications.
An initial order for 150 chassis has been placed for a mix of 410hp G-series 4×2 models with sleeper cabs for Eddie Stobart and 450hp R-series 6×2 tractor units with Highline cabs for A. W. Jenkinson.
All vehicles supplied will be maintained by the nationwide Scania dealer network.
William Stobart, Chief Operating Officer of Stobart Group, said: “Our decision to continue taking Scania vehicles is based on their proven record within the Eddie Stobart and A. W. Jenkinson fleets so far, so we saw no reason but to continue this relationship as we enter into the Euro VI production, with the new deal giving us a lot of flexibility going forward.”
Claes Jacobsson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) added: “It is with great pleasure that we announce this, the third major joint-procurement agreement with Eddie Stobart and A. W, Jenkinson Forest Products for Scania products.
“Since signing the first such order four years ago, our UK sales and service teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that we have continued to meet the expectations and demands of these two important operators.
“I am therefore delighted that Scania has once again been chosen as the preferred brand by both companies, and we now look forward to further developing the successful relationship between our organisations.”