Volvo secures truck order from Derba Cement, Ethiopia

Volvo secures truck order from Derba Cement, Ethiopia
Published: 19 January 2010

Volvo Trucks has signed an agreement to deliver trucks to Derba Cement in Ethiopia. Derba Cement is planning to purchase approximately 1000 trucks and an order has been placed for 550 trucks to be delivered during 2010.

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

Stefan Tilk, area director for North Africa and Middle East at Volvo, said: "This is a major order that besides trucks includes supplying transport competence development and building a service organization and a spare parts supply system."