Volvo opened on June 12th a new 56,500-square-meter base of operations in Peru for the commercial and after-market activities of Volvo, Mack and UD vehicles.
“We have a very strong presence in Peru, a strong image and a high level of customer satisfaction,” said Roger Alm, president of Latin American sales for Volvo Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas. “We are market leaders in heavy duty trucks and the new investment will help us support the expansion of our business in the country.”
The company invested $ 17 million in the new facilities. Currently Volvo’s truck fleet in this country is around 17,500 trucks, Peru being the second largest market in the continent. This facility is the company’s first multi-brand operation in South America, supporting Volvo, Mack and UD vehicles. In 2011 Volvo sold 2,040 trucks in Peru, a record since the company entered the market half a century ago.
“Our trucks are ideal to address the requirements of Peruvian carriers in the mining and long distance freight segments,” said Rolf Smedberg, Managing Director of Volvo Peru.
The new Volvo Group Peru facilities are located in Lurin, considered an attractive location for both stakeholders and employees, and it will also feature a training center for drivers and service technicians.