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 only 4 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.
“Scotland has been a key market for Scania since we began importing trucks into the UK back in the mid-1960s,” says Martin Hay, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited. “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.
Situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh at Eurocentral, the new facility will be superbly 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.
Scania is leading the industry in sustainable corporate action; being today the only HGV OEM to have an approved Science Based Target (https://sciencebasedtargets.org/), a published commitment to working towards a zero-carbon economy in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Sustainability is therefore a global core requirement for everything that Scania undertakes, not least the investment in new premises, which will benefit from the exceptional (and rare) decision that all energy usage will be fossil free: featuring a high-efficiency underfloor Air-source heating system, sustainable drainage and environmental containment in accordance with local regulations, water recycling in its vehicle wash, LED lighting throughout and roof-mounted energy-generating photovoltaic panels. 2021 also marks the arrival of Scania’s all new range of electrified vehicles and the Eurocentral premises will be ready for the maintenance and charging of the all-new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and full Battery Electric (BEV) trucks. All of which makes this the most sustainable HGV dealer development in the UK and the pride of the entire Scania UK network.