The first truck centre was inaugurated in Baghdad on 29 May, with a VIP ceremony involving over 290 guests including the Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Jorgen Lindstrom. Two days later, a second truck centre was opened in the city of Basra, southern Iraq.
Despite many challenges and extremely difficult circumstances, the two new facilities were constructed in a record time of 14 months. In addition to their partnership with ZamZam, the project also received support from Volvo Trucks in Turkey, Iran, Dubai and head office in Gothenburg.
Both truck centers are amongst the most modern in the region, and offer standards higher than many workshops in Europe. The Baghdad truck centre includes an central import warehouse, a five-bay workshop, body repair workshop, painting garage and a technical training centre.
With this project, we have set a new standard in the region, which will be nearly impossible for our competitors to match;’ says Stefan Soenchen, Business Director Iraq, TSM EMEA.