In an effort to secure additional capacity for spare parts storage, Scania has acquired two new warehouses. The first facility, located in Perth, will be operational this July and provides 2,000 square metres of warehouse storage for Scania’s Western Australia operations. The second facility, set to open in September of this year, offers 9,000 square metres (21,500 square feet) of storage and is located near Scania’s Campbellfield, Victoria, headquarters.
More Sales, More Parts
Scania indicates their Australian truck sales and market share have doubled since 2010, which has created a need for additional parts capacity. “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,” says Scania After Sales Director, Patrik Tharna. Recently, Scania added service capacity in the form of its new sales and service branch at Eastern Creek, New South Wales.
Supply Chain Reliability
The additional parts stock will help Scania’s Australian supply chain operate more independently and become less reliant on the global supply chain. “We live in an increasingly uncertain world and we have all seen over the past year the impact on long-distance supply chains during a pandemic,” Tharna says. “With this added capacity for parts holdings we anticipate being able to provide more parts, more quickly to more customers from these new warehouses.”