Scania and Girteka, Europe’s biggest asset-based transportation operator, have announced a comprehensive new sustainability cooperation as part of the two companies’ shared commitment to reduce emissions from the transportation industry.
The ambitious arrangement calls for up to 600 Scania battery-electric vehicles to be delivered to Girteka over the next four years. At the same time, the firms will work together to build charge infrastructure and optimise charging options. The goal is to help Girteka’s clients lower their carbon footprint at a reasonable cost.
In addition to the agreement on electric vehicles, the expansion of sustainable transportation will be realised through the deployment of vehicles equipped with Scania’s new Super powertrain, which delivers 8% fuel savings over the previous generation and earned Scania the Green Truck award for the sixth consecutive year in 2022. There will also be an emphasis on people sustainability: the firms have committed to collaborate on driver safety and driver influence in order to accelerate Girteka’s continued investment in its employees.
“We’re delighted to be working with Girteka, who share our goal of making the transport system more sustainable,” says Stefano Fedel, Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania.
“As part of our aim of reaching a significant share electrical trucks of our sales in the coming years, it is crucial to partner up with key stakeholders in the European transport ecosystem. It’s also exciting to have the chance to work together on other aspects, including people sustainability,” he adds.
“The cooperation with Scania is a next step on our path to become a top-ten logistics company in Europe. With the goal of moving road transportation in a sustainable direction, we have joined Scania to share our experiences and collaborate on developing the future transport system in Europe. We will do it by a diversification of road transportation, where we deploy both fuel-efficient solutions and electric trucks, to deliver affordable logistics services, based on sustainable solutions” says Mindaugas Pasilauskas, CEO of ClassTrucks, transport asset management company of Girteka.