The markets in Eastern Europe have been growing rapidly for the Volvo Group and sales in the region increased by nearly 40 percent during 2006. To further strengthen the position in Eastern Europe and meet increased transport and infrastructure needs, Volvo Group is continuing to invest in the region. Last week, Volvo Group opened a new Volvo Center in Mlochów, Poland. The multifunctional center covers different Volvo activities operated by Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Buses and Volvo Financial Services.

The new Volvo Center, situated about 30 kilometers from Warsaw, comprises workshops, a training school as well as different offices for Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Buses and Volvo Financial Services.

For Volvo Trucks, the center will house the head office of Region Central East as well as the head office of the Volvo Truck Center Poland organization.

Investments in the new facilities were made by Volvo Polska Sp. zo.o., a company wholly owned by the Volvo Group. The investments also got EU funded financial support from the Polish government.

The new Volvo Center will serve as a model multifunctional service station, which will help implement Volvo’s standards in factory-owned and independent authorized service stations in Eastern Europe. Genuine Volvo service is a key element in the Group’s strategy of delivering total transport solutions. It also serves as the definition of the service level and standard that every Volvo workshop is required to offer.