Volvo Group Southern Africa announced the opening of a new after sales facility in Luanda, Angola, established by Nors Group companies Auto Sueco Angola and Auto-Maquinaria at an investment of US$35 million.
Torbjörn Christensson, president of Volvo Group Southern Africa, says, “This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the perfect platform to deliver world class service and support to Volvo Trucks customers in the region. The relationship between Auto Sueco and Volvo goes back over 80 years, and we are proud to partner with them in this great new location to strengthen our footprint in this very strategic country.”
Christensson says the company’s ever-expanding dealer network is aimed at supporting customers wherever their business takes them across southern and eastern Africa.
“Our quality aftermarket support, combined with our award-winning Volvo Trucks product range, prove that we are serious about providing fleet owners with total transport solutions that contribute to their profitability. This new facility is key to the success of this objective.
“We know this new facility will provide an inspiring, productive and safe workplace for the dealer staff, which I am sure will motivate and encourage them in their daily task of delivering a dependable and professional service to Volvo Trucks customers. We have every faith the level of professionalism, dedication and expertise from the whole team. I know that their experience in the transport industry and their passion for the Volvo Trucks brand, will be a great asset to fleet operators in the region.”
With a total area of ten hectares and a covered area of close to 140 000 m², the new facility is conveniently located on one of the main access routes to the capital, Luanda, and is in strategic proximity to the planned airport. Apart from the various support services, the facilities also include a social building that houses a canteen, shower rooms, changing rooms, as well as a medical and nursing office, to support around 110 employees.
Tomás Jervell, CEO of the Nors Group, says, “As far as Nors, Auto Sueco Angola and Auto-Maquinaria are concerned, this is a another important moment in their long history of over 25 years of channelling investments into Angola and of the commitment to all our customers in this market, which is of key importance to the group. It is also another milestone in the long and successful partnership with the Volvo Group.”
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