Scania is acquiring warehouses in Western Australia and Victoria to provide a higher level of first pick of spare and replacement parts across its Australian network.
The acquisitions follow the start of construction of a new company-owned sales and service branch at Eastern Creek, New South Wales.
A new 9000 sqm warehouse north of Melbourne is set to come on stream in September.
Located close to the company’s Campbellfield, Victoria, headquarters, it is substantially bigger than the existing National Parts Warehouse which opened in 1992.
The second investment is in a new standalone warehouse facility in Perth, where 2000 sqm of parts storage will support Scania’s WA operations from July 2021.
Patrik Tharna, Scania After Sales Director, says the WA facility will service the growing Scania on and off-road population.
“We have taken this decision to expand our national and regional warehousing capacity as a result of the accelerated growth of sales of trucks, buses and engines over the past decade, and therefore the expected demands for replacement and service parts for these vehicles and engines over the next decade and beyond,” Patrick says.
Ben Nicholson, National Parts Manager for Australia, says the new warehouses will build additional resilience into its supply chain within Australia.
“When the new warehouses are online, we will improve spare parts availability reducing lead times, as well as being better at pre-picking kits to provide superior support to our own and our authorised independent dealer workshop operations,” he says.