2,250 trucks ordered in one fell swoop
Scania Great Britain has won a major order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, executive chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, iForce etc., and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products.
To be supplied over the coming two years, the vehicles represent Scania's largest ever European order for civilian trucks, the manufacturer posted. The vehicles will remain in service for up to three years, depending on the operation, and have all been supplied with full repair and maintenance contracts.
This is the sixth time Eddie Stobart and its associated companies have placed a major order with Scania, the first two being for 1,000 vehicles in 2010 and 2012, 1,500 units in 2014 and in excess of 2,000 trucks in 2016, followed by 2,100 trucks in 2018. (ben)