Scania UK and the RNLI join forces

Mar 12 | 2024

Scania UK has partnered with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), to help the charity continue saving lives at sea.

RNLI Duke of EdinburghThe announcement came on 4 March, 2024, the day the volunteer-led organisation commemorated its 200th anniversary, and in the same year that Scania UK reached its 60th birthday.

The agreement will see both organisations become strategic partners with the goal of working together to help the RNLI save everyone.

Considered the fourth Emergency Service, the RNLI aims to save every life at sea, and does so through its search and rescue service, focussing on water safety and drowning prevention. Across the UK, it operates 449 lifeboats from 238 stations and provides a seasonal lifeguard service on around 240 beaches.

Chris Newitt, Managing Director for Scania UK, said: “We recognise the importance of the RNLI’s work keeping people safe at sea, which is why it’s a privilege to partner with such an organisation. To celebrate your bicentenary is some achievement, and at Scania, we can play our part in helping the RNLI save lives for another 200 years, through fundraising and continued support.”

Jamie Chestnutt, RNLI Director for Engineering and Supply, said: “Scania and the RNLI’s longstanding supplier relationship is a testament to the partnership we have built today. This multi-year partnership sees Scania not only continue to provide the Shannon Class lifeboats with the engines we require to operate around the coasts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, but also raises funds to support the organisation's vital work, as we look to build our lifesaving capacity for another 200 years.”

Photo:  Shannon Class lifeboat.