Martin Hay will succeed Claes Jacobsson as MD of Scania (Great Britain) from 1 September.

Jacobsson will return to Sweden to take up a role within Scania AB in Södertälje.

Hay has been with Scania for more than 28 years. During this time he has worked within the dealer network, at importer level and at Scania's headquarters in Sweden.

His dealer career included spells as MD for the former Scantruck operation and as regional executive director for Scania South East.

Martin Hay MD Scania GB

Martin Hay, MD, Scania (Great Britain) from 1 September

In 2009 he moved to Scania (Great Britain)'s Milton Keynes headquarters to take up the role of sales director. In 2016 he transferred to Scania AB to become vice president - truck sales to work on the global development of the Scania brand.

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"The UK is one of Scania's most successful and important markets worldwide, and I am looking forward to rejoining the team and working with them and our customers as we continue to develop the market and drive the shift towards more sustainable transport solutions," Hay said.

Jacobsson said: "Having worked with Martin during his time at both Scania (Great Britain) Limited and Scania AB, I know he will do an excellent job for Scania in the UK going forward.

"For my part, I have enjoyed five fantastic years in Great Britain and it is with a heavy heart that I say farewell to the many friends - colleagues, customers and suppliers - I have made during my time here."