ELEVEN new jobs will be created in the automotive sector with a new service and parts dealer setting up in Warrnambool.
Scania Australia will open the new dealership based in the city’s industrial estate following regional demand for the company’s trucks and buses.
The new Chatham Court site will be operated by Fresh Servicing, a division of the rubbish bin cleaning operation Fresh Bins, and is due to open next week.
Scania public relations manager Alexander Corne said the new centre would service a wide geographic chunk of western Victoria, with growing demand for the company’s parts and services.
He said technicians and parts interpreters would be sourced to cover the 11 new jobs.
“South-west Victoria has become more important to us over the past few years and this new dealership goes some way in fulfilling that need,” Mr Corne said.
“We have few operations of this kind between Adelaide and Melbourne.
“Warrnambool is a logical choice for the centre, especially with demand from bus and freight companies.” Mr Corne said Scania’s largest customer was Ryans Group, which has taken delivery of 14 trucks during the past 18 months.
“Ryans is the main customer but there is also growing demand for bus and truck repairs from other operators,” he said.
Fresh Servicing and Scania will hold an opening day at the Chatham Court site, located off Braithwaite Street, on Saturday.
Visitors will be able to view and test drive a range of Scania trucks, including the most powerful truck available for purchase in Australia.