Scania has supplied more new trucks to Australian customers in 2017 than in any previous year in its history, breaching the 1000-deliveries barrier for the first time.
In 2017 the company out-performed its previous best result by a significant 29% to post this new high-water mark.
“The delivery of more than 1000 new Scania trucks to the Australian market in 2017 reflects the appeal and success of the Scania Total Transport Solutions sales concept among customers,” said Martin Toomey, Director of Sales for Scania Australia.
“Our previous best result was 778 truck deliveries, so the 2017 result reflects the market’s appreciation of the Scania offer beyond simply providing reliable, durable, comfortable trucks, speaking to the value placed in our aftersales services. Our Euro 6 offer is also finding greater acceptance among fleet operators, and late in 2017 we secured an order for what will be the biggest fleet of Scania Euro 6 trucks in Australia from South West Express, based in Bunbury.
“We also hold significant orders for delivery in the first half of 2018, underlining the on-going strength of the Scania offer in the face of a very competitive market in the 16-tonnes and above segment,” he said.
Scania also enjoyed record deliveries of buses and coaches to retail customers in 2017, with more than 250 vehicles supplied to private operators, from a total of 310 passenger carrying vehicles delivered in 2017.
In the Scania marine and industrial engines division, André Arm, National Sales Manager – Engines, said deliveries had also set a new standard for the year, with irrigation, work-boat and pleasure-craft leading the charge.
“Scania’s overall business is growing, driven by the simple fact that we care about our customers’ businesses, and we are dedicated to ensuring we supply them with the right tools, at the right price and with the levels of uptime they need in order to maximise their profitability,” said Martin Toomey.
“As we move towards the introduction of the New Truck Generation and the new Scania Touring bus in 2018, we will attract even more new business to the Scania family, keen to benefit from our sales and service excellence.” Martin added.