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Volvo Group inaugurates facilities in Dubai

The Volvo Group has opened new office and distribution facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The facilities comprise a parts distribution center, competence development center and representation offices.
The distribution center in Dubai will deliver spare parts to dealers for Volvo, Mack and Renault Trucks in various key markets in the Middle East. The strategic location in Dubai is a major benefit, since the distribution center provides improved access to spare parts and, as a result of shortened lead times, lower transport and inventory costs. Currently, there are more than 20,000 part numbers in inventory for trucks, construction equipment and buses.

Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Buses have also decided to increase the focus on competence development in the region through opening a regional training center. The center will be used to train the local importers, who in turn will train the local personnel in accordance with the "Train the Trainer" concept.

The competence development center is equipped with premises for vehicle and equipment training as well as for component training. The premises can support training of more than 100 persons at the same time.

The facilities also include the regional representation offices for Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Buses. As a consequence of the new premises, the Volvo Group Middle East unit is gathered under one address in Dubai for all business areas and business units in the Group.

March 20, 2006

For further information, please contact Mårten Wikforss +46 31 66 11 27, +46 705 59 11 49