It has just been announced that Swedish truck manufacturer Scania (Stand N2-220) was awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Defence Materiel Organisation for more than 2,000 Scania trucks, writes Sam J Basch. According to reports, the contract also includes a 10-year service agreement, with an extension option.
This order, for 2,037 new-generation Scania trucks of varying sizes for different parts of the Dutch armed forces, is the largest-ever for the Swedish group. The vehicles will be built by Scania’s large manufacturing plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands. First units are likely to be phased in from late 2018 onwards, with deliveries to continue until 2022.
The first vehicles will be used for driver training, with Scania Driver Services working closely with the Dutch defence forces to train instructors.