Scania has completed the delivery of 253 trucks to ASDA after once again being selected as the supermarket retailer’s preferred truck supplier. ASDA is the second-largest food retailer in the UK with 620 locations.
The trucks are for the company’s base, chilled and petroleum distribution fleets, with the base and chilled fleets vehicles entering service in December of last year and the petroleum vehicles following on last month.
The bulk of the order comprises Scania G-series sleeper cab models featuring Scania’s 410 horsepower Euro 6 SCR-only engine. All trucks will be maintained by the Scania UK network, which also provides a full service for most of ASDA’s trailer fleet.
“Scania won the business in the face of strong competition, with fuel performance and services being key factors underpinning our decision,” comments Peter Hey, ASDA’s Procurement Manager – National Fleet.
“We have also enjoyed a long relationship with Scania – 23 years and counting – and the service they provide around the country, coordinating and providing a wide range of services supporting our cost effectiveness and our operator licensing compliance, is incredibly important to our business. This gives us peace of mind so we can concentrate on our core business; delivering the goods and serving our customers well.”