Vehicle company opens second Sydney facility


The group has opened the doors to its Eastern Creek branch

Vehicle company opens second Sydney facility
Scania's new facility at Eastern Creek opened for business on May 2

Vehicle company Scania has announced that it has opened its new Eastern creek branch on Blue Metal Road to business despite the impact of Sydney’s wet weather in recent months.

According to Scania Australia, the new, purpose-built facility offers seven state-of-the-art work bays, including two drive-through inspection pits that are large enough to accommodate B-double sets, as well as a bespoke wash-bay.

"We are very excited to finally open the newest branch in Scania Australia’s company-owned network for customer business," Scania NSW and Victoria regional executive manager Sean Corby says.

"This second Sydney branch will help us manage the increasing service load that the growing numbers of Scania trucks and buses has been placing on our Prestons facility over the past few years."

The new facility was opened on May 2 and will be open six days a week from 7am to midnight on Monday to Friday and 7am to noon on Saturday.

 

"We will have a full complement of 18 technicians on duty across two shifts to ensure our customers’ trucks and buses get back to work as quickly as possible, maximising their uptime," Corby says.

Scania has appointed Chris Nobbs as the manager of the Eastern Creek facility, having worked in a workshop and been part of the victorious Prestons Top Team that won Scania’s global technology competition.


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Along with expert technicians, Scania says the Eastern Creek facility will also host a dedicated parts team and significant spare parts holding, while also being home to new and used vehicle sales.

Chris Nobbs (centre) will lead the Scania Eastern Creek team

"We’ll be taking orders for trucks and buses across our growing ranges, including those powered by our new state-of-the-art six cylinder 13-litre engine and Australia’s most powerful on-road truck in the R770 V8," Corby says.

Scania Australia CEO and managing director Mikael Jansson says the new facility is part of Scania’s on-going commitment to invest in Australian people and facilities to create additional local jobs and make Scania one of the leading heavy truck and bus suppliers.

"As an employer, Scania already provides jobs for more than 500 experienced and skilled Australians, while we’re constantly seeking additional qualified employees keen on a rewarding career," Jansson says.

"Eastern Creek will support our leadership in the shift to a sustainable transport system and the industry’s widespread transition to alternative and renewable fuels as we work towards meeting the country’s climate targets."

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