Volvo to invest in Renault cab production in France

AB Volvo's board of directors has decided to invest in subsidiary Renault Trucks' cab plant in Blainville, France. The investment is being made to increase capacity and consists of both assembly and painting.

Renault Trucks' cab plant in Blainville produces cabs for all of Renault Truck's truck models. Today, manufacturing and painting capacity is limited. Due to the investment, it will be possible to manufacture more cabs as well as offering new and better paint coats, so-called base clear coat lacquers.

As a result of the investment in the paint shop, Renault Trucks can also switch to water-based paints, which is a more environmentally desirable alternative compared with paints based on solvents. The changes at the plant are scheduled to be completed in 2009.

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