Scania’s new National Training Development Centre now open

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 26, 2022

Scania New Zealand  has opened its new National Training Development Centre in Christchurch.

The National Training Programme is responsible for developing the next generation of Scania technicians and ensuring they keep pace with the latest Scania technology in order to better serve the company’s customers and increase productivity and efficiency.

The facility includes factory supported training models and units to work on, as well as structured training and development programmes for all requirements.


Services director Raúl Rodríguez Almaguer said the facility serves as a very valuable resource for Scania New Zealand’s technicians, apprentices and customers alike.

“The training programme provided at the National Training Development Centre emanates from Scania headquarters in Sweden and is therefore at a global standard of excellence,” he said.

“We are extremely proud to be offering this international level of expertise to our technicians and apprentices.”

Technical Training Instructor Russell Dixon says the new dedicated space also helps Scania scale-up its factory-based training as it rolls out new technology and training requirements.

“This allows Scania to drive the shift to a sustainable transport solution as the specialist training leads to greater uptime for customers’ trucks plus greater vehicle reliability while ensuring we are providing the best service possible throughout our service network.”