STOCKHOLM — Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in April amounted to 13,030 vehicles, the company reported. This was an increase of 42 percent compared with the year-earlier period.
Globally, Volvo Truck deliveries in April were 51 percent higher than in the corresponding month last year. Europe increased by 26 percent, while Asia, including the Middle East, increased by 200 percent. Volvo Trucks is gradually increasing production rates to respond to the improved demand in these regions.
Deliveries in South America increased by 105 percent in April, primarily driven by a strong demand for trucks in Brazil.
Demand in North America is gradually improving, the company said. In April deliveries increased by 37 percent.
Despite a weak construction sector, Mack’s deliveries in April totaled 810 vehicles, up 12 percent compared with the year-earlier period.
Feedback from customers on the SCR technology being used by Mack and Volvo Trucks in North America, particularly regarding fuel economy and engine performance, continues to be very positive, and quote activity on these trucks remains on the rise, the company reported.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 90,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.
Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at email@example.com.
Follow The Trucker on Twitter at www.twitter.com/truckertalk