Volvo Trucks France has acquired French company Vexor, also known as Whel. Since 1972 Whel has operated an authorised Volvo dealership that employs 110 people. The purchase encompasses 10 workshops situated in northern France as well as a truck rental operation. All the personnel have been taken over.
The investment is in line with the Volvo Truck Corporation’s strategy to be present in areas with major traffic hubs and a high density of trucks, thus getting closer to its customers. With this important acquisition, we feel that we now have the necessary coverage in and around major French cities with high potential that we wanted. It enables us to offer our customers an innovative service concept through our Volvo Truck Centers,” says Jean-Noël Thenault, Managing Director for Volvo Trucks France.
In France, Volvo Trucks now owns 4 Volvo Truck Centers and operates via eight independent dealers. All in all, the French market includes more than 118 Volvo service points, which employ 1000 people.