Scania UK Has a New Managing Director

Scania UK Has a New Managing Director

Scania UK has announced the appointment of Chris Newitt as the company’s new Managing Director. Chris, who is now responsible for guiding the business through the biggest transition the heavy transport industry has ever seen, has started in his new position on 20 September.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris to Scania UK. He has a proven track record and will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry,” commented James Armstrong, Executive Regional Director for Scania Europe North.

With extensive expertise in the automotive industry, Chris has held several senior positions at companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen Group UK, where he developed significant knowledge in senior positions.

“Scania is known around the world for its brand heritage, innovation, and deep engineering integrity. It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company in the UK through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation. Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Scania UK are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company in the UK,” commented Chris on his appointment.

In his new position as Managing Director, Chris will be reporting to James Armstrong, who will take up his new role as Executive Regional Director for Scania Europe North Region, where he will manage six European markets: UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Baltics.

Founded in 1891, Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks, buses, coaches, and industrial and marine engines, combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Working together with partners and customers Scania is driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society, and the environment.

In 2021, Scania delivered 88,930 trucks, 4,436 buses, as well as 11,786 industrial and marine power systems to customers worldwide. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 54,000 people, but research and development are mainly concentrated in Sweden.

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