James Armstrong appointed MD of Scania (Great Britain)

James Armstrong MD Scania GB

James Armstrong (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director (MD) of Scania Great Britain. He will take over the role on 1 July from Martin Hay, who is to leave the business at the end of June.

James will return to Britain after serving in his current role is as MD of Scania Central Europe Region, where he oversees operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary from Prague. Previous roles saw him as MD for Scania in South East Asia and as Services Director for Scania (Great Britain).

“I am pleased to be coming back to the UK to take up the role of MD,” he says. “The UK business is one of the largest Scania operations and is very successful, and I intend to continue to lead this operation to further success, working closely to support our customers, our colleagues and our Independent network.

“I spent several years in the UK as Services Director, so I look forward to connecting with former colleagues and observing how the business has continued to transform.  Scania (Great Britain) has an important agenda ahead with a key focus on sustainability, investing in electrification and driving the shift towards offering more sustainable transport solutions.”