Scania NZ appoints new Whakatane service dealer

In News, Scania1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 1, 2021

East Coast Heavy Diesel and Machinery has been named as the new Whakatāne authorised service dealer for Scania.

The announcement comes after East Coast Heavy Diesel and Machinery was appointed as a Scania authorised service dealer in Gisborne earlier this year.

Scania New Zealand service director, Nick Allan, said further developing Scania’s customer service and regional support was top of mind when making the appointment.

“We are very pleased to be able to extend our service offering to our valuable customers by adding this key location of Whakatāne to the Scania network,” he said.

Director of East Coast Heavy Diesel and Machinery, Scott Hale, said the business was “delighted” to bring another of their businesses into the Scania stable.

Scania significantly expanded its footprint throughout New Zealand last year, with a current stable of 24 nationwide service centres, of which 10 are Scania New Zealand branches and 14 are independent approved service centres.

Allan says Scania anticipates further significant growth of its fleet around the country, and this requires a network that has the capacity and flexibility to manage that additional demand.

“As a result we are continually looking for opportunities where the presence of a Scania NZ service dealer or independently owned service and parts dealer, such as East Coast Heavy Diesel and Machinery can support our future needs.