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Scania breaks ground in WA expansion at Hope Valley

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Scania’s new workshop and warehouse is getting closer to reality as the truck manufacturer broke ground for the facility at Hope Valley, south of Perth, this week.

Set to act as a sales and service warehouse, Scania says construction will be completed and it will be open for business from 2025. Scania Australia managing director Manfred Streit says the company is aiming to capitalise on increasing sales in WA with the new warehouse.

“Today we turn the first sod at what will become Scania Hope Valley, and we look forward to welcoming even more new customers to the Scania family in the west,” he says.

“We continue to grow our business in Western Australia. We saw the need for additional company-owned sales and service capacity, as well as access to parts, to support customer uptime.

“The location of the new Hope Valley facility brings us closer to customers in the fast-growing southern Perth metropolitan area.”

The regional parts warehouse will encompass 3500m squared, and will service the needs of Scania customers in the West, including key mining customers located throughout the state and in the busy Pilbara region.

Hope Valley will be Scania Australia’s first electric vehicle-ready facility, with infrastructure in place to handle the charging needs of EVs and future capacity for high volume vehicle charging.

“Scania in WA has been growing quickly over the past decade and we have attracted more customers both for on-road vehicles running intra-state as well as across to the eastern states, and also within the state’s burgeoning mining industry,” says Scania dealer director for WA, SA and NT, Michael Berti.

“These growing segments have required an expansion of services as well as a good deal of innovation from Scania Australia to meet the needs of its customers in a proactive way.

“Over the past decade we have devised onsite or fly-in service teams to ensure our more remote customers enjoy unrivalled uptime from their Scania service vehicles as well as heavy haul trucks and staff transfer buses.

“Our business development trajectory requires us to ramp up our capacity to service our growing fleet of customer vehicles as well as to prepare for the transition to battery electric and alternative fuel vehicles, which will undoubtedly arrive sooner than people think.

“We opened a new dedicated parts distribution warehouse in Welshpool only around two years ago, but such has been the growth of the Scania business in Western Australia, this facility has already surpassed all expectations.

“This in part prompted us to further expand our parts capacity at the new Hope Valley site, by doubling our available warehousing space to handle today’s needs and support future developments in both ICE and BEV product ranges.”

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