Volvo Trucks opens new dealership in Alrode
The Volvo Trucks Alrode team Volvo Trucks South Africa has opened a new dedicated service and parts dealership in Alrode, Gauteng, bringing the company’s number of dealers to 20 in South Africa. The move serves to strengthen Volvo Trucks’ footprint in the country and bring support closer to their fleet owner’s businesses.
Volvo Trucks’ expanded footprint means that the company’s customers are closer to accredited dealers, and have easier access to manufacturer-trained technicians and genuine parts. According to Hel?ne Mellquist, senior vice president of Volvo Trucks International, who launched the facility, Southern Africa remains a key market for Volvo Trucks, and the company will continue to invest in the region to ensure the future success of the brand and its customers. “We are committed to expand and strengthen our reach locally, and we believe that the quality of our dealerships and the level of sustainable support they provide along the major trade corridors in southern Africa, add greats value to our customers’ operations,” she explained.
Torbj?rn Christensson, president of Volvo Group Southern Africa, who was also part of the launch, said that with the Volvo Trucks vehicle parc continuing to increase locally, and being more customer-focussed than ever before, the company is placing a lot of emphasis on continuous improvements and growth. “We are widening our network systematically and with a focussed strategy of bringing valuable support right to our customers’ doorsteps,” commented Christensson. Volvo Trucks Alrode is strategically located in an industrial area, with easy access to numerous major roads, including the N3, N12 and the R59.
Several of Volvo Trucks’ major fleet customers also have their depots and headquarters in the area. The new dealership presently boasts ten well-trained staff members, 18 service bays and a stocked parts facility. Construction is currently underway to expand the facility with 12 additional service bays, which will be completed at the end of the first quarter in 2017.
“Our quality product range, backed by an engaged and competent team, will ensure that we offer our customers quality uptime,” explained Christensson. “As transport operators expand their operations throughout the region, Volvo Trucks will be there to support customers every step of the way.”