New Western Sydney facility set for Scania Australia


Eastern Creek to become eighth company-owned sales and service centre

New Western Sydney facility set for Scania Australia
Mikael Jansson and Sean Corby

 

Scania Australia is adding a second company-owned sales and service location in Sydney.

The Swedish firm owns and operates its own sales and service locations in capital cities around the country and has just turned the first sod on its latest development in Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek.

Set to be operational later this year, Scania says the facility is to cope with the increasing demand for products and services in NSW over the past five-to-eight years, and to be able to accommodate the future growth.

"The growing appeal of our New Truck Generation, the significant expansion of our contracted repair and maintenance agreements and ever-increasing customer loyalty requires us to develop additional capacity to service a much larger number of Scania vehicles than ever before," Scania regional executive manager for New South Wales and Victoria Sean Corby says.

"Already at Prestons we are running an evening shift five days per week in order to deliver on our uptime promise to customers."

Scania Australia managing director Mikael Jansson turned the first sod on the site in December, with the building expected to be handed over during the third quarter of the 2021 financial year.

"The new facility is further proof of our long-term commitment to the Australian market," Jansson says.

"The new location will also create local jobs and will even more firmly establish Scania as a significant heavy vehicle supplier in Sydney’s growing outer region."


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The workshop will contain eight work bays, three inspection pits, a customised wash-bay, and a full complement of vehicle-testing equipment, including shakers and rollers for assessing suspension, braking and steering components.

As with all Scania workshops, trailers and trailer equipment can be serviced on site alongside prime movers and rigids, including specialist vehicles such as jetvac trucks and fire appliances, as well as the full range of Scania buses and coaches, the company notes.

The new location will also offer a lounge area and dedicated resting areas for drivers while having their vehicle serviced.

"The new location is well-positioned to support many of our customers in the local area who previously would ferry their vehicles to Prestons for servicing," Corby says.

"But more importantly, it will give us a base to continue to prospect for more customers in the busy surrounding suburbs, from Paramatta to Penrith.

"Our proximity to major roads and the crossroads of the M4 and M7 motorways will also provide a further advantage for interstate customers visiting this part of Sydney.

"It is our intention to operate the workshop Monday to Friday from 7am to midnight and Saturday until midday."

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Scania Australia operates eight company-owned sales and service branches, with three in Melbourne, two in Brisbane and one each in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.

A further network of more than 50 independent authorised dealers complete an extensive national service network servicing the needs of Scania customers around Australia.

 

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