Former JLR man gets Scania UK MD role

Scania UK has appointed as its new Managing Director, Chris Newitt, a former VW group and Jaguar Land Rover executive. He began his tenure on 20 September and is responsible for guiding the business through the biggest transition the heavy transport industry has ever seen.

James Armstrong, Executive Regional Director for Scania Europe North, said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris to Scania UK. He has a proven track record and will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry.”

Chris has extensive expertise in the automotive business, having held several senior positions at Jaguar Land Rover for more than a decade, as well as significant senior experience working for Volkswagen Group UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris Newitt, said: “Scania is known around the world for its brand heritage, innovation, and deep engineering integrity. It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company in the UK through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.

“Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Scania UK are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company in the UK.”

Chris succeeds and will report into James Armstrong, who will take up his new role as Executive Regional Director for Scania Europe North Region, where he will manage six European markets – UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Baltics.

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks, buses, coaches, and industrial and marine engines, combined with an extensive product-related service offering.

Working together with partners and customers Scania is driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society, and the environment.

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