In 2006 Volvo truck deliveries increased by 62 percent in the Ukranian market compared to the previous year, putting Volvo in the lead among importers of trucks in the Ukraine. By opening large service facilities in Odessa, Volvo Trucks is taking long-term steps to further increase its presence in the country.
“Due to the strong economic growth in the region and growing trade between East and West the need for truck transport is increasing,” says Roger Alm, director Region East at Volvo Trucks. “We plan to develop our presence in the Ukraine and chose to locate our new Truck Center in Odessa. We believe it will be an important business region and serve as a hub for transportation between East and West.”
With the new Truck Center, Volvo Trucks is now in a position to offer its customers in the Odessa region total transport solutions including workshop and financial services, as well as sales of trucks and spare parts.
Volvo Trucks has operated in the Ukraine since 1996 and has one wholly-owned Volvo Truck Center in Kiev as well as five workshops in its dealer network.