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Ethiopian order to Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has signed an agreement to deliver trucks to Derba Cement in Ethiopia. The customer is aiming to buy approximately 1000 trucks and an order has been placed for 550 trucks to be delivered during 2010.
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“This is a major order that besides trucks, includes supplying transport competence development and building a service organisation and a spare parts supply system”, says Stefan Tilk Area Director North Africa & Middle East.

There is a shortage of cement in Ethiopia and Derba Cement is in the process of increasing its production capacity and a new production facility is planned to be completed late 2010.

January 15, 2010

For further information please contact: 
Jenny Björsne, Corporate Communications, tel +4631 664523, e-mail
jenny.bjorsne@volvo.com