Scania NZ celebrates 5th anniversary

In News, Scania2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 23, 2024

Fifth birthdays are usually associated with tentative beginnings and nervous steps into a big  new world … unless you’re the leading Heavy Truck brand in New Zealand.
Scania New Zealand is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its official brand presence in  Aotearoa, as well as enjoying its fourth consecutive year of being #1 in New Zealand market share for heavy trucks.
“The achievement is proof Scania hit the ground running when it established itself here, and the leadership team’s focus on customers-first, a nationwide service network and extensive aftersales care proved a winning formula that is still delivering today,” said early team member and current pre-sales & logistics director, Rob Covich.
There are currently 2905 Scanias on New Zealand roads, with more than 1.4 billion kilometres travelled over five years.

Scania New Zealand sold 645 trucks in 2023, compared to 239 trucks sold in its first year in 2019.

New Scania NZ managing director, Victor Carvalho, said while the stats and achievements are impressive and well-earned, they also serve as a yardstick from which to build and improve.

“To this end, imminent investments for Scania include two additional Service Centres to come on-line this year in Invercargill & Hastings, with a further three or four more planned in the next three years, along with some major refurbishment plans for existing sites,” Carvalho said.

“We also hope to announce a strategic property acquisition soon with an eye to future proofing our service centre network,” he said.

“Plus our ongoing development of technology platforms will continue to play an important  role in creating efficiencies, not just in Scania New Zealand’s business but also in our clients’ businesses.

“Here’s to another equally successful and transformative five years.”