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Everything starts and ends with people

Our people are our most valuable asset

For Scania, our people are our most valuable asset. In a dynamic environment you contribute with your knowledge and unique background to the diversity that is part of our success. This is a place for all kinds – generalists, specialists and managers. If you are motivated and prepared to take responsibility, you have every opportunity here.

we drive real change

When you join our journey towards a sustainable transform system, you are contributing to the future of transport. You are part of a team that can truly make a difference, part of a powerful force with a proven track record, the ability to make things happen and create real change. Being part of this strong, supportive culture lets people grow and contribute.


Our success is based on the core values – Customer first, Respect for the individual, Elimination of waste, Determination, Team Spirit and Integrity. They reflect our journey towards a more sustainable future and a role in the ecosystem, as well as our position within Volkswagen Truck & Bus. These values will continue to be integral to the way we run our company, building a global leadership in sustainable transport.


At Scania, our mission is to become the world’s leading provider of sustainable transport solutions. As a Scania employee, you will play an important role in helping us to deliver sustainable societies. To support you, Scania promotes a strong learning culture across each of our workplaces. With this approach, our employees are continuously challenged to think differently.


For Scania, diversity and inclusion is a strategic necessity. By having employees with the widest possible range of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, we ensure we have the right people and together with an inclusive corporate culture this drives our business forward. 

Employee Benefits


We recognise the importance of health and wellbeing of our employees to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Scania Australia have partnered with some of Australia’s leading brands to offer corporate discounts to a variety of health related services.

Recognition & Awards

We believe team members that go the extra mile deserve recognition. Through recognising and celebrating employment and personal milestones through to annual credit awards, celebration of key diversity events and referral incentives we strive to recognise our employees’ achievements.

Flexible Working

Flexible Working Arrangements defines the future of work at Scania Australia as we strive to improve our employees’ work-life balance and job satisfaction.

Salary Packaging & Novated Leasing

Salary package a new, used or existing car and its running costs or work-related expenses and tools of trade with some of your before-tax salary.

Company Bonus Scheme

It is important that all employees understand how their work contributes to the company’s performance and profitability. Eligible employees will be entitled to a company bonus and be recognised if overall, we achieve our yearly targets.

Training & Professional Development

We have a comprehensive portfolio of structured and effective training courses, ranging from nationally recognised Apprenticeships and Technician qualifications, to leadership and management development including operational training available to Scania employees.

Paid Parental Leave

Scania is committed to supporting parents through their journey into parenthood and transitioning them back to work. 

Scania Top Team

Scania Top Team is an awarded competitive training programme developed to continually enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism and teamwork in Scania’s workshops all over the world. The competition also helps attract skilled professionals to the industry.

Meet our Employees



"Apart from Scania being a global brand, they predominantly own their own dealer network in Australia. This means there’s a structure and a career path within a company-owned business."

Work Areas

Meet our Executive Management Team

Manfred Streit

Managing Director

Manfred joined Scania Australia after 15 years working for the company in Austria, initially as a Dealer Director and latterly as the Country Manager. Prior to that he worked for Renault and Alcatel.


“Scania in Australia has a very solid base – thanks to 12 years of growth – and has a very experienced executive management team. We will work together to develop further innovations and services for the benefit of our customers,” he says.

Benjamin Nye

Director of Truck Sales

Benjamin Nye joined Scania in 2010 as a Retail Account Manager with substantial truck industry experience.


His successes earned him a Scania’s Truck Salesman of the Year award. After a spell as National Fleet Manager for fire and specialist vehicles, he became Product Manager for Scania trucks, before taking over the role of Sales Director, Trucks.


Ben is passionate about trucks, cars and engines, and his product knowledge is matched only by his enthusiasm for all things Scania.

Julian Gurney

Director of Sales Bus &         Power Solutions

Julian has been instrumental in growing the Bus and Engine division. His most recent appointment with Scania was in 2012 where he commenced as the National Manager, Retail Bus Sales. In 2018 Julian was appointed as the Director of Bus and Power Solutions.


Julian is passionate about overseeing Scania Australia’s transition to Zero Emission Public Transport and the reduction of the CO2 footprint for the benefit of future generations.

Patrik Tharna

Director of Aftersales

Patrik joined Scania Australia in 2019 as the Director of Aftersales. Patrik joined from Scania’s head office in Sweden where he served as the Global Sales Director of Parts and Service. Other roles include Scania China Pre Sales Director and Trucks Global Product Management.


Patrik is passionate about people, the Scania Way and our core values. It’s become part of who I am.

Sean Corby

Dealer Director


Sean joined Scania Australia in 2012, originally from the UK he has worked for Scania Sweden and South Africa. In Australia, he commenced as the National Services and Sales Manager, and as the National Aftersales Manager and in 2019 was appointed Regional Executive Manager


Sean is passionate about empowering teams so they can deliver excellent levels of customer service and in turn generate good results for Scania. 

Michael Berti

Dealer Director


Michael commenced with Scania Australia in 2015 as Regional Executive Manager – Western Australia following a successful career in the automotive aftermarket. During 2021 South Australia /Northern Territory and Queensland were added to his responsibilities.


Michael’s passion is supporting the development of our team and securing new talent – then letting them get on and get things done.

Hanna Johansson

Director of Business Support

Hanna commenced her career at Scania in Sweden as a vehicle ergonomist, and as the for the modularisation division of Research and Development. Before joining Scania Australia as Business Support Director in 2019 Hanna was working with Scania India as the Business Support Director.

Justin Newman

Director of People & Culture

Justin Newman joined Scania Australia and New Zealand as People and Culture Director in 2022, bringing extensive experience from a variety of industries.


Justin has a strategic and commercial approach to the P&C role and has been part of many largescale organizational changes, enterprise agreement negotiations, as well as most recently working on talent attraction and retention strategies in a tight talent market.


As Director of P&C at Scania Justin is responsible for recruitment and retention, as well as overseeing training, SHE and facilities management across the Scania network for Australia and New Zealand.

Sumith Vellaikal

Chief Financial Officer

Sumith Vellaikal joined Scania Australia in 2013 from Scania in South Africa via Scania Sweden, where he had worked in Business Control. He joined Scania Australia as the Business Control Manager in 2013 and was confirmed as Scania Australia’s Chief Financial Officer in 2021.


Sumith’s motto is to work smarter, not harder.

Wayne Thomason

Country Manager at Scania Finance

Wayne joined Scania in 2019 as National Sales Manager for Scania Finance, in 2020 was appointed Country Manager of Scania Finance Australia and New Zealand. Wayne joined Scania with more than 40 years’ experience within the Banking and Finance industry.


Wayne is passionate about being a leader in Transport Finance, delivering for customers and developing solutions in emerging sectors like Battery Electric Vehicles and Electrification.

A Day In The Life Of A Scania Australia Employee

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