GOTEBORG, Sweden – Volvo Penta is acquiring Marco Motors and starting operations through the wholly owned company Volvo Penta Polska sp. z o.o., with its head office in northwest Poland, the company said in a press release yesterday.
Volvo Penta has had operations in Poland for nearly 50 years, with sales of marine as well as industrial engines. Since 1990, the engine builder has been represented by Marco Motors, which was an independent importer. That relationship successively strengthened Volvo Penta’s position in Poland, particularly as a result of the build-out of a large service and dealer network, the company said.
“Poland will become an increasingly larger market for marine and industrial engines,” said Volvo Penta’s President Göran Gummeson. “We are creating new conditions for strengthened relations with our customers and consequently continued future growth, not only in Poland but in the whole region.”
Many of the world’s largest boat builders have started production of boats in Poland in recent years, partly for export and to meet domestic demand. Volvo Penta said this places new requirements on its presence in the country.
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