ALAN RHODES IS NEW SCANIA FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGING DIRECTOR
Alan Rhodes has been appointed Managing Director of Scania Financial Services, effective September 01, 2018.
Alan joined Scania 12 years ago as Sales & Marketing Director with experience gained in both the commercial equipment and personal finance markets.
He replaces outgoing Managing Director Bert Andersson who has elected to retire.
Rhodes commented on his appointment:
"Carrying on the good work of providing excellent service to our customers is pivotal including speed of service and our industry knowledge and expertise.
I believe there is also an opportunity for digitisation, which is a really exciting development that we need to embrace and make our captive finance offering an even more compelling reason for operators to engage with us.
"Telematics is another area that offers great opportunities. Since 2011 most Scania Trucks have had telematics built-in. Working with our colleagues in connected services we can not only use those telematics to assist customers in improving their operational efficiency through improved driver performance but also support proactive risk management. As a result many operators could see benefits in fuel efficiency and a reduction in accident frequency and severity.
“Scania Financial Services are currently working on a new fleet insurance policy to help operators use our telematics systems and driver training programmes to reduce premiums.”.
“It is a terrific moment to help operators become more profitable – we believe this can be achieved by bringing together the wide range of experts from across the business to support cash flow, cost of control and maximising revenue opportunities."