Scania opens second Sydney facility
Eastern Creek purpose-built branch to support Scania’s shift to a sustainable transport system
Scania has announced that its new Eastern Creek branch on Blue Metal Road is now open for business, despite the impact of Sydney's inclement weather in recent months.
Scania says the new, purpose-built facility offers seven state-of-the-art work bays, including two drive-through inspection pits big enough to accommodate B-double sets, and a bespoke wash-bay.
"We are very excited to finally open the newest branch in Scania Australia’s company-owned network for customer business," says Sean Corby, regional executive manager for Scania NSW and Victoria.
"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.
"We will be open six days per week from 7am–midnight, Monday to Friday, and 7am to noon on Saturday, and 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.
"We are delighted to have appointed Chris Nobbs as the manager of Eastern Creek. Chris beings a wealth of Scania experience to the role, from his days in the workshop and as part of the victorious Prestons Top Team that won Scania’s global technology competition, to his recent management activities."
In addition to the teams of expert technicians, Scania says the new Eastern Creek facility hosts a dedicated parts team and significant spare parts holding, and will be home to new and used vehicle sales as well as providing access to Scania Finance Australia and Scania Truck Rental.
"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 of course the flagship of the Scania range and Australia‘s most powerful on-road truck, 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 people and facilities in Australia, creating additional local jobs and even more firmly entrenching Scania as one of the leading suppliers of heavy trucks and buses.
"As an employer, Scania already provides jobs for more than 500 experienced and skilled Australians," Jansson says.
"We’re constantly seeking additional qualified employees keen on a rewarding career to join our Scania family.
"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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