Scania opens Scottish service hub at Eurocentral

Scania Eurocentral service centre opens

Scania has opened its flagship service centre at Eurocentral, which it says will “become the central hub for employees and customers of Scania Scotland.”

The £10m development is located on a 7.8-acre plot near Livingston and the M8 motorway. It contains a workshop and parts department along with extensive office accommodation and secure parking. The building was recently used to host Scania’s Net Zero conference, which was organised against a backdrop of COP26 in Glasgow.

Scania says that the service centre is “completely fossil free” and has a range of sustainable features. Those include a high-efficiency underfloor heating system, sustainable drainage, and environmental containment in accordance with local regulations. Water used in the vehicle wash is recycled, while LED lighting is used throughout. Energy-generating photovoltaic panels are fitted to the roof.

CEO and President of Scania and parent Traton Christian Levin inaugurated the new facility at Eurocentral earlier in November, where he was joined by Scania (Great Britain) Managing Director James Armstrong.

Says Mr Armstrong: “We are extremely proud to open Eurocentral. Scania has a clear vision to reduce its carbon footprint and by opening buildings of this kind, with an array of sustainable features, it really shows how we are moving in the right direction. It is an impressive building and it will offer employees and customers a fantastic experience.”

Adds Scania Eurocentral General Manager James ‘Jasper’ O’Rourke: “It is going to be an absolute pleasure to lead the team here at Eurocentral. Everyone who has visited the site so far has been hugely impressed by the sheer size of our new building and the fact that it is completely fossil free. Not many companies can say that. The team and I cannot wait to start welcoming our customers.”

The previous Scania workshop at nearby Bellshill has now closed.