Volvo Trucks, part of Swedish vehicle group AB Volvo, said on Tuesday it had re-entered Iraq with a distribution deal and an order to supply 1,000 trucks.
Volvo long-haul, construction and rubbish collection trucks will now be supplied to a range of Iraq ministries via Zam Zam’s dealer and service network across Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk and Basra.
“Volvo is a very strong truck brand in Iraq and we are happy to re-enter the market in co-operation with Zam Zam Spring Group. We are ready to continue to deliver trucks and after sales support to our Iraqi customers and plan to develop our aftermarket presence in the country”, says Stefan Soenchen, General Manager, Volvo Trucks’ Iraq operations.
The commercial vehicle manufacturer said it worked closely with the Swedish Trade Council through the process of closing these agreements.
“Iraq is considered one of the countries with the highest growth potential in the Middle East which also means possibilities for a strong growth in the heavy duty truck segment in the years to come,” Volvo Trucks said in an official release.