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Co-operative Food Supply Chain (CFSC) has chosen Scania Limited to provide a total transport solution and maintenance at its new Composite Distribution Centre for Scotland and the Isles.

The deal will see Scania provide a fleet of new vehicles to the supermarket chain as well as provide employment for up to 12 Scania-trained staff.

Located in Newhouse, North Lanarkshire, the site will be the base for 32 new vehicles, as well as providing a five-bay maintenance area.

Ken Thompson, CFSC Group Transport Manager, said: “One of the reasons we have appointed Scania to operate the Newhouse vehicle maintenance unit is that we require extending the working life of the vehicles in our fleet, we know Scania can help us achieve that.

“Experience tells us we can also expect excellent first time MOT pass rates, and Scania’s ability to maintain all ancillary equipment such as fridges and tail-lifts means all services are available to us from a single supplier, which simplifies matters and reduces our administrative workload considerably.”

The introduction of the new fleet comes as the Co-op rolls out its New Big Deals campaign, which aims to drive sales in the year ahead after a slowdown in food trading over Christmas.

Published on Friday 28 January by Editorial Assistant

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