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SCANIA South Africa in the Western Cape, which for more than two decades has been situated in Sacks Circle, Bellville, is moving to its new, purpose-built premises in Kraaifontein Industrial in July this year.
Conveniently situated along the major N1 route, this is the first fully fledged European style facility for Scania in South Africa following on the design effort by Scania Real Estate, based in Sweden.
“The new facilities will live up to the Scania image as well as reputation, says dealer manager for the Western Cape Marius Steenkamp”.
The Kraaifontein area along the N1 has become a trucking hub with a number of other truck operators situated there too. “It’s a more strategic area with easy access for Scania long-haulers from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein or other major centers to quickly and comfortably turn to our premises should they so require. There is also ample parking space for their trailers”, Steenkamp says.
Covering a land area of 20 000 sq m, of which the building itself takes up 4 500 sq m, the new premises will provide space for sales, administration and the services divisions. It will also house Scania Engines, the division which services the Industrial and Marine sector. The workshop is a purpose built facility too.
Scania in the Western Cape was named the Most Improved Dealer of the Year in 2010 in terms of sales, workshop profitability as well as parts.
“We have outgrown our older premises and the new, bigger premises will enable us to even better live up to our promise to deliver dedicated service and uptime to the best of our ability”, Steenkamp says.
The Scania effort is according to Steenkamp greatly supported by dedicated management and their teams with Malcolm Olivier as Regional Sales Manager, Claude Groves the Workshop Manager, James McDonald as Parts Manager and Mario Cronje as the Dealership Financial Controller.
Steenkamp says the sales staff will ensure the best product for a specific application, whether it be long-haul, local transport or more specific applications. Scania Finance is there to help with financial queries and requests.
It seems Scania now has everything in place to even better live up to its promise – ‘Superior service you can rely on’.
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