Scania opens new Scotland site
Scania is further developing its service for transport operators in Scotland’s central belt with a major £10m investment in a new 4,000 square metre, purpose-built flagship site and regional headquarters for Scotland.
Occupying a 7.8 acre plot at Eurocentral, one of Scotland’s premier industrial and logistics hubs, the completely new build will replace the existing operation located four miles away in Bellshill and is due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021. Designed in accordance with Scania’s global dealership template and including a state-of-the-art workshop, parts department, office accommodation and extensive secure parking, the premises also embrace a range of features designed to maximise environmental benefits and long-term sustainability.
Situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the new facility is located adjacent to the M8 near its junction with the M73/M74. In addition to 12 workshop bays, the premises will house four Balzer inspection pits, an ATF lane and an internal automated truck washing system. Outside the fully-concreted yard will provide secure parking for 50 trucks and trailers.
Martin Hay, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Ltd, said: “Our continued sales growth and exceptional levels of service have seen our Scottish network grow from a single location into eight professional service centres today. The new Eurocentral facility has been designed to dramatically increase capacity to ensure we can continue to support our customers and reduce our carbon impact for the decades to come. As our latest investment in Scotland, Eurocentral follows the 2015 redevelopment of our Inverness site and move in 2019 into larger, refurbished premises in Dundee.”