SAF-Holland forms strategic cooperation with Volvo Truck Corp.

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SAF-Holland is joining forces with Volvo Truck Corp. in the aftermarket business. As part of the agreement, Volvo Truck Corp. has started to include SAF-Holland parts in its European Truck Shop product range and thus supply service centers across Europe. SAF-Holland parts currently are available at service centers in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

“We are delighted with this strategically important cooperation because Volvo truck service centers are an ideal addition to our worldwide service network and a significant part of the expansion of our aftermarket business unit,” says Dr. Reiner Beutel, SAF-Holland Group chief executive officer.

The aftermarket’s share of group sales is planned to increase from 22 percent to 25 percent in the medium term and 30 percent over the long term, thereby further improving SAF-Holland’s market position, Beutel says. In addition, more partners were added in Europe when agreements with DAF Parts and MAN were concluded in 2008.

The aftermarket business unit supplies parts for the heavy-duty truck business through a network of OEM vehicle dealers, independent distributors, service centers and fleet operators.