TNT wins Volvo Dubai contract

TNT Express has unveiled a contract with Volvo for transportation services from the automobile giant’s newly-built Regional Parts Distribution Centre.

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By  Robeel Haq Published  August 20, 2006

TNT Express has unveiled a two-year contract with Volvo for transportation services from the automobile giant’s newly-built Regional Parts Distribution Centre (RPDC) in Dubai. The distribution centre makes spare parts available to dealers of Volvo trucks, Mack trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo buses in 17 countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. The link-up will see TNT responsible for transporting more than 1.1 million kilograms of spare parts annually from the Volvo RPDC, of which 90% will be moved through the company’s strategic Middle East Road Network (MERN). This will make TNT one of the major service providers to Volvo’s RPDC in Dubai. “Key reasons for TNT’s success are its ability to meet and exceed Volvo’s transit time requirements and in offering competitive rates in the high volume trade lanes across the region,” said Darryl Regan, Regional Global Account Director for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA). “We could clearly demonstrate to Volvo the cost and service benefits we had delivered to other automotive customers based in Dubai, who required similar complete spare parts and distribution services. This is another great success story supporting MERN expansion, which offers customers a superior day-definite road express service at a very competitive price,” he adds. The road network has proved to be the backbone of TNT’s regional strategy, and, as the company prepares to celebrate a 25 year anniversary in the UAE, OHSAS 18001 accreditation for exemplary health and safety standards in Bahrain, and massive on-going infrastructure investment in Saudi Arabia - continued expansion of the MERN will be critical in sustaining Middle East growth. With plans to open new road hubs in the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi next year, as well as an additional trucking facility in Kuwait, further strengthening the MERN, TNT is continuing to cater for its regional growth over the next five years.

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