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Press Release / February 4, 2015

The robustness and durability of Volkswagen trucks were a major factor in refuse operator Ecopav’s decision to acquire 22 more VW brand vocational trucks.

The trucks will perform municipal and commercial solid waste collection, and transfer, in different regions throughout Brazil.

Eighteen of the new refuse trucks are “Constellation” model 17.280 "Compactors", which are turn-key factory-built rear loaders.

Ten of the trucks were ordered with 9-speed ZF 9S 1110 TD direct drive manual transmissions, with the balance spec’d with Allison S3000 6-speed automatics.

In addition, three Constellation model 15.190s were ordered for "door to door" collection of recyclable materials.

A new Constellation 24.330 6x2 day-cab rigid will also enter transfer operation service set up as a 45 metric ton (99,308lb) short combination pulling a 3-axle full (dog) trailer.

"We chose Volkswagen trucks for this fleet upgrade because we believe in the brand. Their trucks perfectly meet our needs, with standard features that add value to the operation, in addition to durability, low maintenance cost and optimized performance. We had no doubts in our decision, "says Daniel Taboada, Ecopav commercial director.

In addition to Volkswagen brand trucks, Ecopav has recently added MAN TGX 29.440 6x4 heavy tractors to its waste transfer fleet.

For MAN Latin America Vice President Ricardo Alouche, the partnership with Ecopav is the result of the company's commitment to its customers. "Our goal is to meet in a different way, with innovative products and with high yield. This is the case, for example, with our vocational truck range, which operates in fast-growing Brazilian segments including construction, ready-mix, the beverage industry, refuse industry and sugarcane," said Alouche.

Volkswagen has been the heavy truck sales leader in Brazil for twelve consecutive years.




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