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Netherlands: Aldi Nord invests in his truck fleet

Discount Retail Chain Aldi Nord has bought 25 Volvo FM's for its own distribution to its stores. Another 18 new Volvo trucks will follow later this year. Aldi invests heavily in its supply chain operation. The company recently announced that it would build a new distribution center in Deventer. A new DC is also being built in Groningen. The discounter not only invests in stones, but also wheels. Aldi has purchased 25 Volvo FM's as a replacement. The trucks have 380hp, Euro6 and numerous environmental, comfort and safety-enhancing features.

Volvo was also involved in the truck cartel case and was fined, but did not have a negative financial impact for Aldi Nord as non-listed supplier, according to an insider. Now it is one of the only listed suppliers for trucks at Aldi Nord.

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