Scania has announced that UK-based haulier Eddie Stobart and A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products have once again signed a joint-procurement agreement with Scania in the UK for the supply of 1,000 trucks. 

Scania says the deal mirrors the order placed by the two operators in 2010, which at the time represented Scania's largest ever supply agreement in the UK.

Scheduled for delivery between March 2012 and December 2013, approximately 300 units will enter service this year. As with the previous order, the mix of vehicles will comprise mainly Scania R-series tractor units but will also include a significant number of Scania G-series models.

"This agreement reflects our on-going satisfaction with Scania and the levels of support provided by the company's dealer network," said Stobart Group Chief Operating Officer, William Stobart.

"Scania's focus on ongoing development will allow Eddie Stobart to continue to provide sustainable distribution and the usual high levels of service to its customers."

"Over the past two years, the partnership between Eddie Stobart, A. W. Jenkinson and Scania has continued to develop positively," says Hans-Christer Holgersson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited. "Winning such a significant repeat order not only demonstrates that our products meet the operational needs of these two high profile customers day-in day-out, but also the capabilities of our service organisation when it comes to providing a comprehensive range of back-up services on such a large geographical scale."

In 2011, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck (over 15 tonnes GVW) market was 14%.

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