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Volvo Group sign MoU with Patria

Volvo Group and Finnish defense group Patria have signed a Memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation to offer the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) life-cycle support services for maintenance and logistics.

Both the Volvo Group and Patria are already suppliers to the Swedish Armed Forces. Within the framework of the Memorandum of understanding the Volvo Group and Patria plan to establish a partnership to be able to provide new and more cost-effective total solutions for service, maintenance and logistics for the Armed Forces in Sweden.

The Volvo Group has been supplying vehicles to the Armed Forces in Sweden for a long time and has a comprehensive and well-developed network for maintenance and repairs throughout the country. In 2011, FMV and the Volvo Group signed a framework agreement for technical systems support.

Patria has an established subsidiary in Finland, Millog, which delivers maintenance and technical support for all Land Forces materiel and complete lifecycle support, under the auspices of a strategic partnership with the Finnish Defense Forces. 

 “Through its experience of a comprehensive partnership with the Finnish Defense Forces, Patria is a perfect partner for Volvo. Together, we can develop the best solutions and offerings for the Swedish Armed Forces,” says Håkan Karlsson, responsible for governmental sales on Volvo Group’s Executive Team.

February 6, 2012

Reporters who want more information, please contact:

Mårten Wikforss, Head of Media Relations, AB Volvo, tel +46 31 661127,
marten.wikforss@volvo.com

Jukka Holkeri, Chief Marketing Officer Patria, tel +358 40 869 2008, jukka.holkeri@patria.fi