NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SCANIA (GREAT BRITAIN) LTD
New managing director of Scania (Great Britain) Ltd. Scania (Great Britain) Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of James Armstrong as its new Managing Director. James will succeed Martin Hay who leaves the business at the end of June. James will officially take up this post on 1 July 2021.
James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in working for Scania. He is currently Managing Director of Scania CER (Central Europe Region). Based in Prague, he oversees operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Prior to this he was Managing Director for Scania in South East Asia, where he was based in Kuala Lumpar. Before this role, James was Services Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
“I am pleased to be coming back to the UK to take up the role of Managing Director. The UK business is one of the largest Scania operations and is very successful and I intend to continue to lead this operation to further success, working closely to support our customers, our colleagues and our Independent network. I spent several years in the UK as Services Director, so I look forward to connecting with former colleagues and observing how the business has continued to transform. Scania (Great Britain) Limited has an important agenda ahead with a key focus on sustainability, investing in electrification and driving the shift towards offering more sustainable transport solutions.”
Scania, a part of TRATON SE, is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide and employing 51,000 people, Scania delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses and coaches, and 10,200 industrial and marine engines in 2019. Net sales totalled more than SEK 152 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related.
In the UK, Scania is a major supplier of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 86-strong network of service centres. In 2019, Scania’s share of the UK heavy truck market was 23.5% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 11.5%.
For further information on Scania and its range of products and services, see: www.scania.co.uk