Scania has announced its company-owned network of sales and service branches will expand to a brand-new purpose-built facility at Hope Valley, WA in 2024/5.
The facility will comprise a new parts warehouse to distribute throughout the state, opening in 2024, and a sales and service workshop, due to commence trading in 2025.
Hope Valley will be Scania Australia’s first true EV-ready facility, with infrastructure in place to handle today’s BEV charging needs and future capacity for high volume vehicle charging.
The design of the facility has also focused on sustainability, with particular attention paid to how the site will handle waste and make use of solar power across both the warehouse and workshop facilities.
The rapid growth of Perth’s southern corridor influenced the selection of Hope Valley, and positions Scania close to major arterial roads for ease of customer access.
“Scania in WA has been growing quickly over the past decade and we have attracted more customers both for on-road vehicles running intra-state as well as across to the eastern states, and also within the State’s burgeoning mining industry,” says Scania dealer director Michael Berti.
“These growing segments have required an expansion of services as well as a good deal of innovation from Scania Australia to meet the needs of its customers in a proactive way.
The workshop and parts warehouse will be based on a spacious 19,000 m2 block in new industrial precinct, well located to service the expanding transport task associated with WA’s buoyant economy.
The multi-purpose facility will boast a standalone 3500 m2 central parts warehouse to service the WA market, while the workshop will be able to accommodate multi-combination vehicle sets over an ultra-long maintenance pit, removing the need to decouple in order to carry out servicing and, potentially, repairs. Large crossovers and hardstands will provide ease of access for vehicles up to 36.5 m long.
“We opened a new dedicated parts distribution warehouse in Welshpool only around two years ago, but such has been the growth of the Scania business in Western Australia, this facility has already surpassed all expectations, and this in part prompted us to further expand our parts capacity at the new Hope Valley site, by doubling our available warehousing space to handle today’s needs and support future developments in both ICE and BEV product ranges,” says Berti.
The facility design is a purpose-built office environment with dedicated customer areas and impressive space and amenities for the on-site Scania team.