Veolia Environmental Services chooses Volvo refuse trucks

The world’s leading Group in refuse handling, Veolia Environmental Services, has appointed Volvo Trucks as its preferred supplier of refuse trucks for the company’s operations in Europe. A framework agreement on continued cooperation has been signed by the two companies.

“This offers us immense scope for increasing both volumes and market shares within an important and growing segment,” says Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks Europe. “Veolia Environmental Services is the world leader within its area and operates 13,000 refuse trucks in Europe alone. Being appointed as one of their preferred suppliers is naturally immensely encouraging.”


Excellent experiences – shared values
Behind the agreement now being signed lies a two-year cooperative venture whereby Volvo Trucks has delivered refuse trucks and services to Veolia Environmental Services, mainly in UK but also in France, Germany,  Denmark and Norway.

“We have excellent experiences of Volvo’s vehicles and service organisation,” says Jérôme Lecardonnel at Veolia Environmental Services. “This is one major reason why we are now strengthening our relationship. 2008 is the year of the safety for Veolia Environnement, this value is shared by both Veolia and Volvo.
“What is more, we have many shared values, not least when it comes to the environment. For instance, we are monitoring Volvo’s development of hybrid vehicles with considerable interest,” says Patrice Germe, also at Veolia Environmental Services.

Veolia Environnement is a global Group whose head office is in France. In addition to refuse handling, the company’s operations encompass water management, energy services and transportation.

Veolia Environmental Services, the division of Veolia Environnement in charge of waste management business, is the only provider of a full range of services for hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste all over the world. The company provides waste management and logistics services (collection, pipe systems maintenance, cleaning, waste flow management), as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.2 billion in 2007.

Veolia Environnement is world leader in environmental services. With more than 300,000 employees the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water management, waste management, energy management and freight and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €32.6 billion in 2007.