01 October 2014 | Hanover

Monopoly based in St Petersburg orders 700 DAF trucks


Contract signed at IAA Hanover 2014

Monopoly, one of Russia’s largest companies specialized in transportation of conditioned food products, will acquire 700 new DAF XF trucks to expand its fleet. The order was signed at the IAA exhibition in Hanover by Ilya Dmitriev and Maxim Onyfrienko - Monopoly directors -, Marcel Verbeeten - general director of DAF dealer Terra Truck - and Ron Bonsen - member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales. Delivery of the vehicles will take place this and next year. As a result of the new order, the fleet of Monopoly will grow to over 1.000 units of which 700 DAF trucks.

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“We have chosen for DAF after monitoring the performance of the trucks and reliability, quality, fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership have been proven to be industry-leading”, said Ilya Dmitriev, after signing the contract. “Being professionals in logistics we know our customers expect on-time delivery. Therefore we require maximum reliability and uptime of the trucks we operate. That is why we have chosen DAF as our partner.” Ilya Dmitriev added that with this order a start is made for a long lasting partnership with DAF and its dealer network.

“I would like to thank the Monopoly management for the confidence in Terra Truck”, commented Marcel Verbeeten, general director of the DAF dealership in Sint Petersburg. “We will continue our efforts to assist Monopoly in optimizing its business.”

“DAF is proud to receive this order from Monopoly, a leading Russian transport company”, said Ron Bonsen, member of the DAF Trucks’ Board of Management. “It is a great recognition of our excellent product and our professional Russian dealer network.”

Monopoly — growing cargo-carrying and forwarding operator established in 2006 in St. Petersburg specialized in transportation of сargo which requires special temperature conditions.

DAF Trucks NV—a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks—is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks in Europe* with a market share of 16.2% in the over 16 tonnes category. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of product services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service. In addition, DAF develops and manufactures components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers all over the world. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium, Leyland in the United Kingdom and in Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and over 1,000 dealers and service points.

Terra Truck — an official and one of the largest DAF dealers in Russia since 2008. Terra Truck has a main office and two well-equipped workshops in St. Petersburg. This allows Terra Truck to provide fast and efficient service in this region. Terra Truck is a part of Lengo Automotive Group which operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Russia.

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