Scania hails Australian record breaking year

Swedish truckmaker marks significant milestone

Scania hails Australian record breaking year
South West Express has ordered Scania Euro 6 trucks


While Australian-made heavy trucks rule their roost, one of the more significant stories from last year’s truck sales statistics belongs to Sania.

Scania has supplied more new trucks to Australian customers in 2017 than in any previous year in its history, breaching the 1,000-deliveries barrier for the first time.

The achievement comes on the back of several strong years for sales development, but in 2017 the company out-performed its previous best result by 29 per cent to post this new mark.

"The delivery of more than 1,000 new Scania trucks to the Australian market in 2017 reflects the appeal and success of the Scania Total Transport Solutions sales concept among customers," Scania Australia sales director Martin Toomey says.

 "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.

"We have long maintained that assisting our customers to achieve the best possible total operating economy benefits their profitability, which in turn ensures Scania is understood to be an important part of their business success."

Dean Dal Santo, national sales manager – trucks, at Scania Australia notes the firm is gaining interest for a wide variety of tasks and uses and expects a strong start to this year.

"Our commitment to uptime and customer aftersales service, teamed with our very successful trucks with their huge driver appeal, have been very attractive arguments to convince new customers to join Scania during the year," Dal Santo says.

 "We have seen interest across the range of applications, from long distance linehaul to city-based distribution, as well as construction and forestry, while our mining and resources division based in Perth has also been busy supplying vehicles into the sector.

"Increasingly, we are seeing high levels of success meeting the needs of companies participating in the infrastructure building sector, specifically in Sydney.

"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."



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