Scania unveils its new flagship, state-of-the-art service centre at Eurocentral
29 November 2021
Scania GB is delighted to officially open its latest sales and service centre, located at Eurocentral in Scotland.
The £10m investment occupies a 7.8 acre plot and contains a fully operational workshop and parts department, with office accommodation and extensive secure parking. The building was recently used as a venue to host Scania’s Net Zero Conference, organised in the backdrop of COP26, where the company spoke about its sustainable agenda and plans for supporting decarbonisation.
The impressive building is completely fossil free and boasts a range of sustainable features including a high-efficiency underfloor Air-source heating system, sustainable drainage and environmental containment in accordance with local regulations, water recycling in its vehicle wash, LED lighting throughout and roof-mounted energy-generating photovoltaic panels.
This new facility is an impressive addition to Scania’s property portfolio and will become the central hub for employees and customers of Scania Scotland. The previous workshop at Bellshill has now closed and all employees have moved across to this new location.
Christian Levin, CEO & President of Scania and Traton, officially inaugurated the site when he visited earlier this month.
James Armstrong, Managing Director for Scania GB, said "We are extremely proud to open Eurocentral. Scania has a clear vision to reduce its carbon footprint and by opening buildings of this kind with an array of sustainable features, it really shows how we are moving in the right direction. It’s an extremely impressive building and will offer employees and customers a fantastic experience."
James Colbourne, Dealer Director for Scania Scotland added, "I am so excited to open Eurocentral, it gives me a warm feeling and that’s not just from the underfloor heating – but from the progression we have made in developing this new facility, one that focuses on the future for both customers and our employees."
James O’Rourke (known as Jasper), General Manager for Eurocentral commented, "It is going to be an absolute pleasure to lead the team here at Eurocentral. Everyone who has visited the site so far has been hugely impressed by the sheer size of our new building and the fact is it completely fossil free – not many companies can say that. The team and I can’t wait to start welcoming our customers."
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Scania, a part of TRATON SE, is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide, Scania delivered 66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses and coaches, and 11,000 industrial and marine engines in 2020. Net sales totalled more than SEK 125 billion, of which over 20 percent were services-related.
In the UK, Scania is a major supplier of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 86-strong network of service centres. In 2020, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 18.2% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 10.1%
Sustainability is central to Scania's operations, and driving the shift to more sustainable transport solutions is a key element of the organisation's global strategy and philosophy today. Scania adheres to Science Based Targets set by sustainability partnership, SBTi, and became the first manufacturer in its sector have its Science Based Targets approved.
In the UK, Scania has embarked upon a major community engagement programme, entitled Scania Community, as part of its sustainability activities. Scania Community involves interacting with a number of national societal and environmental charities. In addition to financial support, Scania Community allows Scania employees to dedicate up to 7.5 hours a year to charitable work, such as volunteering and fundraising activities.
For further information on Scania and its range of products and services, see: www.scania.co.uk