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Scania wins record truck order in Great Britain

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Scania has won its largest ever order in Europe. British transport operator Eddie Stobart Limited and its associated companies, including A.W. Jenkinson Forestry Products, have ordered more than 2,000 trucks.

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Due for delivery over a two-year period commencing March 2016, the deal will involve many Scania UK dealers, both in terms of vehicle supply and repair and maintenance operations.

This is the fourth time Eddie Stobart Limited and its associated companies have placed a major order with Scania in the UK, the first two being for 1,000 vehicles in 2010 and 2012 followed by 1,500 units in 2014.

The majority of vehicles in the order will be supplied on 36-month contract hire agreements, including road fund licence and all repair and maintenance. The model mix includes Scania G-Series and R-Series, all with Scania Highline cabs and with 410 or 450 hp engines.

Scania is a major supplier to British industry 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 90-plus-strong network of service centres.

In 2015, Scania's share of the UK heavy truck market was 19.5 percent and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 7 percent.

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