Scania and Navistar collaborate to serve the Canadian mining sector
Published On Oct 29, 2019
Scania and Navistar the two global truck makers are forging a partnership to offer vehicles and services for mining operations in the Canadian market.
A part of this plan, both the partners intend to introduce select Scania heavy duty off-road trucks for trials in late 2020. Both the companies are trying to leverage the strengths of each partner to serve the Canadian market better. While Scania’s extensive knowledge of mining vehicles, consulting services and get operational support in combination, and Navistar´s dealer network, after sales and service capability help on the ground. The goal is to become a world-class partner to customer in the mining sector and trucks for heavy haul, general goods transport, fuel delivery, water delivery and personnel transportation.
Scania has over the years a proven track record of providing high performance products and service solutions for mining operations. At present, over 10,000 Scania heavy duty trucks are operating in in mining operations South America and Asia.
Speaking on the Canadian market, Alexander Vlaskamp, Senior Vice President and Head of Trucks at Scania said, “Our trucks and services together with Navistar’s well-established international truck sales and service network have the potential to also make our cooperation a win-win for Canadian mining operators.”
Persio Lisboa, Executive Vice, President and Chief Operating Officer at Navistar said, “Companies are exploring more sustainable solutions that improve worksite flexibility, increase uptime and reduce total operating costs. Working with Scania as a partner will help us rapidly achieve scale in addressing this unique market segment with comprehensive and powerful solutions.”
Both the companies will obtain regulatory approval through the appropriate agencies in Canada to deliver the Scania trucks. The cooperation will build on the existing fruitful strategic alliance between TRATON SE and Navistar, which was initiated in 2016 and has been gradually developed since then.