Scania celebrates 50 years in the UK

Scania celebrates 50 years in the UK: Company milestones

Scania is celebrating its UK golden anniversary this year. The following is a list of milestones over the organisation’s first 50 years.

1964 Scania Vabis (Great Britain) Limited formed, initially to sell engines. First office was near Heathrow Airport
1965 Engine sales of around 20 units recorded
1966 First truck (LB76 model) imported and used as demonstrator
1967 Inital batch of trucks imported. First three distributors announced: WWS Commercials of Hemel Hempstead, B&W Motors of Wolverhampton and Reliable Vehicles (Scotland) of Renfrew
1968 Scania 0-series (LB80, LB110) launched
1969 Scania V8 (LB140) launched
1973 Company renamed Scania (Great Britain) Limited. First UK Scania buses enter service
1978 Scania 1-series (LB81, LB111, LB141) launched
1980 Scania GPRT range (2-series) launched. 30th dealer point opens
1981 Company headquarters relocated to Milton Keynes
1984 National parts distribution centre opens in Milton Keynes
1986 Scania achieves truck market share of ten percent for first time
1988 Scania 3-series launched
1989 Scania 3-series named International Truck of the Year
1991 Scania’s centenary year – UK marks this with the limited edition Centurion range
1993 The long-standing cooperation with coachbuilder Irizar begins
1994 Scania network growth plans state no customer to be more than 30 minutes away from Scania service centre
1995 Scania 4-series launched
1996 Scania 4-series named International Truck of the Year
1997 Scania 4-series named Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year
2000 Scania 4-series is again Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year
2004 Scania PRT range launched (now PGR range)
2005 Scania R-series named International Truck of the Year
2010 Scania R-series again named International Truck of the Year
2011 Scania engines adopted by Royal National Lifeboat Institution
2013 Scania Streamline launched. First Scania gas-powered buses enter service
2014 Scania celebrates 50 years in the UK. Limited Edition Golden Griffin launched


Another 100 Montracon for Geopost

Montracon have started to deliver the first trailers from an order of 100, for parcel giant Geopost.

The trailers, running on tandem BPW axles, are built to a high specification, designed to withstand the rigours of a high utilisation, round the clock, parcel operation.

This order brings the total number of trailers supplied by Montracon to Geopost, to over 250 in the last 2 years

Geopost, a subsidiary of the French La Poste group, are the 2nd largest parcel carrier in Europe, operate over 3,500 vehicles in the UK from over 50 locations.

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Winning Ways

As part of the football celebrations, Intercounty have launched a special company-wide promotion. From 9th June – 14th July there’s plenty of opportunities to WIN with any of Intercounty’s branches.

Whether you purchase some parts over the counter, come in for a vehicle inspection or buy a used vehicle or a brand new Actros we will enter you into our prize draw with lots of exciting prizes to be won.

Simply spend £150* + VAT or more in any one transaction and we will provide you with a raffle ticket that enters you into the Winning Ways Draw. Prizes include:

  • A Samsung 3D screen television – bringing entertainment to life
  • The robust Mercedes-Benz Citan for 6 months
  • iPod touch to keep up to date with the latest beats
  • 2 Free Services (Van) or Inspections (Truck) to keep your vehicle moving
  • 2 Days’ worth of Driver CPC training
  • £50 voucher for the Mercedes-Benz Boutique
  • Limited Edition Brazuca Football

It isn’t just the one entry you may be entitled to either, raffle tickets will be issued based upon transaction value during the promotional period.

£150 – £500 1 ticket
£501 – £1500 2 tickets
£1501 – £5000 3 tickets
£5001 – £25000 4 tickets
£25001+ 5 tickets

Tempted? Then why not check out our latest stock of vehicles or arrange a test drive today. Isn’t it time to stop putting off that service or get those brake pads you needed. Speak to your local Intercounty representative today for your chance to WIN some great prizes.

Wellingborough : 01933 232600
Toddington: 01525 878010
Peterborough: 01733 246419
Milton Keynes: 01908 228200
Lincoln: 01522 684915
Boston: 01205 311288

Stay tuned for other promotions running throughout our social channels and website over the next month as part of our winning ways celebrations.

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Marathon Cheque Handover


Claire Hogarth receives cheque from Montgomery Distribution for £2,000 raised for ‘Friends of the Cancer Centre’

Montgomery Distribution entered two teams in the 2014 Belfast Marathon, all ten participants had an enjoyable day with the older members of staff getting the last laugh in the standings.

Out of the 2,074 teams entered:

‘Old Timers’ finished in 502nd place with a time of 04:01:34 (Combined age 199 years)

‘Young Guns’ finished in 1,267th place with a time of 04:29.29 (Combined age 137 years)

Everyone at Montgomery Distribution and Ballyvesey Holdings would like to thank all who supported this worthy cause.  The money raised will be put to good use in making a real and meaningful difference for many cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland

More info on this great cause can be found at



Montracon’s ground-breaking work in the area of load safety has been widely reported in the trade press recently, following formal approval of the design concept.

The side netting and strapping system that operates on the range of double deck curtainsiders was designed by Montracon at the request of a number of it’s trading partners, mainly the pallet networks, and following the publication of a series of guidelines for load securing on double deck trailers, by the DVSA and the RHA.

IMG_6051The system incorporated side nets on the top deck, that assist in pallet security and help prevent loose items falling from the deck, and it allows the driver to open the nets and straps from ground level, thus preventing any working at height issues.

The system, which can be retro-fitted to older trailers, as well as new, has generated a huge amount of interest, and has already stimulated a growing number of orders for Montracon.