Scania (Great Britain) Limited 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, and iForce) and Allan Jenkinson, owner of A W Jenkinson Forest Products.
To be supplied by Scania dealers Haydock Commercial Vehicles Limited and Graham Commercials Limited over the coming two years, the vehicles are Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks.
A mix of models will be delivered, including tractor units and rigids and, for the first time, for this customer, multi-axle rigids. Fifty per cent of the trucks are destined for the Eddie Stobart Limited fleet with the remainder being split between A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products and the third member of the consortium: W S Transportation Limited.
The trucks will remain in service for up to three years, depending on the operation, and will all be supplied with full repair and maintenance contracts with all work to be carried out by the UK Scania service network.