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Scania and Girteka forge new sustainability partnership

Scania has partnered with Girteka in an exciting new sustainability transport project

Heavy vehicle brand Scania is undergoing a new sustainable transport partnership with European asset-based transportation company Girteka as part of a shared commitment to reducing emissions in the transport sector.

The partnership includes a delivery target of up to 600 battery-electric vehicles over the next four years while also focusing on people sustainability and improving the driver experience.

At the same time, the companies will collaborate on establishing charging infrastructure and optimising charging solutions. The aim is to help reduce Girteka’s customers’ climate emissions at competitive costs. 

In addition to the agreement on electric vehicles, the scale-up of sustainable transportation will be realised by a deployment of vehicles with Scania’s new Super powertrain, which delivers eight per cent fuel savings compared to the previous generation and in 2022 won Scania the Green Truck award for the sixth consecutive year.

There will also be a focus on people sustainability: the companies have agreed to work together on driver safety and driver influence, with the intention of accelerating Girteka’s ongoing investment in its people. 

“We’re delighted to be working with Girteka, who share our goal of making the transport system more sustainable,” says Scania executive vice president and head of sales and marketing Stefano Fedel.

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“As part of our aim of reaching a significant share electrical trucks of our sales in the coming years, it is crucial to partner up with key stakeholders in the European transport ecosystem. It’s also exciting to have the chance to work together on other aspects, including people sustainability.”

CEO of ClassTrucks, which is the transport asset management company of Girteka, in Mindaugas Pasilauskas, says: “The cooperation with Scania is a next step on our path to become a top-ten logistics company in Europe. With the goal of moving road transportation in a sustainable direction, we have joined Scania to share our experiences and collaborate on developing the future transport system in Europe.”

“We will do it by a diversification of road transportation, where we deploy both fuel-efficient solutions and electric trucks, to deliver affordable logistics services, based on sustainable solutions.

“Sustainability also means safety and convenience for the drivers, so I’m happy that we, together with Scania, can contribute to the overall growth of safety on European roads, with mutual benefits for our customers, employees and communities.”

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