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Volvo secures order for more than 100 trucks from Swiss Post

The Volvo Trucks subsidiary in Switzerland has received an order for more than 100 trucks from PostLogistics, the Swiss postal company.
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The order also includes delivery of superstructures, semi-trailers, trailers and lifting platforms as well as a full maintenance and repair contract. The Volvo Trucks offer was the most attractive according to PostLogistics, since it provides a fully comprehensive solution and reduces truck downtime to a minimum.

PostLogistics is an international logistics company that provides solutions covering the distribution of mail and light parcels to customised transports of heavy loads. The order for 100 trucks includes both the Volvo FH and Volvo FM for national transports, and the Volvo FL, intended for regional distribution. A number of the trucks will be equipped with isotherm superstructures that are able to keep the temperature of their goods constant during transport. All vehicles are the most environmentally friendly available on the market, equipped with Euro 5 engines that already meet the European emission legislation that will come into force in 2009.

Convincing complete offer
“In our search for new vehicles in the 12 to 26 tonne range, we found the offer of Volvo Trucks to be the most attractive since it provides a fully comprehensive and cost-effective solution,” says Rolf Müller, purchase manager at PostLogistics.
The Volvo Trucks undertaking does not only include the delivery of the trucks, but also of superstructures, semi-trailers, trailers and lifting platforms as well as full maintenance and repair of the complete vehicle.

“We have signed a Volvo Gold contract, which means that we have delegated all responsibility to Volvo regarding maintenance and repair of the new vehicles. In that way we reduce downtime to a minimum and are guaranteed that our vehicles are ready for use at any time,” adds Rolf Müller.

The first trucks were delivered in December and the remaining trucks will be delivered before this autumn.

January 26, 2007