Scania Southern Africa announces it will be integrating several changes to its commercial operation following a global decision to implement a strengthened strategic transformation across the Scania Group’s regional hubs.
This builds on Scania’s think globally, act locally strategy that allows customers worldwide to benefit from the consolidated knowledge sourced from across the Scania Group, while enjoying regional flexibility suited to their unique needs.
The reorganization will see Scania Southern Africa’s current Managing Director, Fabio Souza returning to Brazil, as Regional Head. During his tenure, Souza implemented multiple strategic initiatives, as well as governance processes, that have greatly contributed to Scania Southern Africa’s leadership position in the local transport industry.
The global regional reorganization will see Europe split into three regions, while Asia-Oceana and EMA will remain the same. The American structure remains unchanged, except for Brazil, which will now be a regional structure on its own.
These changes will allow Scania to strengthen the customer proposition. Speed and flexibility will be enhanced, new innovations leading to increased customer profitability are under development and an intense focus on customer collaboration aims to position all the regions as strong commercial collaborators aligned to the overall global strategy and mission.
Increased regional efficiency will give Scania’s customers access to expanded business efficiencies, smart cost savings and faster turnaround times. Handovers between the regions will commence during the fourth quarter of 2021.
“At Scania, we believe everything begins and ends with our people,” says Nomonde Kweyi, General Manager, Marketing and Communications, Scania Southern Africa. “It is with great sadness but with the best of wishes that we say farewell to our current MD, Fabio Souza. During this period, changes to our local structure and processes will include the active participation of our employees and unions where applicable. We also look forward to welcoming the new MD for Scania Southern Africa who will be appointed in the coming weeks”.