Renault Trucks and Salinas y Fabres (SALFA) signed a contract for distributing vehicles in Chile on Thursday 17 January 2008. At the same time, a first order for 100 Renault Trucks vehicles was placed (Premium Long Distance, Premium Lander and Kerax).
This change of partner will give Renault Trucks a comprehensive coverage of the country via 12 dealerships instead of the current 5.
15 brands compete on a market of over 12,700 vehicles, of which 7,400 have a GVW of over 16t. Renault Trucks has had a representative's office in the country since 2005, and sold 256 vehicles in 2007. All vehicles in the range are available: Kerax for mining, forestry and construction activities, Premium Long Distance and Premium Lander for haulage companies and the Midlum range for fire-fighting applications (1,500 Renault Trucks vehicles are currently operated in the country).