Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown.

With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises.

Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and Chullora, the VCV Group (Volvo Commercial Vehicles) adds to the sales and service network of its privately owned dealerships, such as CMV in Victoria and Truck Centre WA.

Despite the overcast weather, customers of all three brands converged on the Sydney West dealership for an open day that enabled families and friends to get up close and personal with trucks of all sizes and shapes.

The official part of the proceedings saw Volvo Group CEO Peter Voorhoeve unveil a plaque celebrating the official opening, joined on stage by Len Robinson – Mayor of Blacktown, and industry representative Dennis Robertson.

PowerTorque caught up with Peter Voorhoeve to discuss the investment and how the opening of the new dealership provides for continued growth and support, nationally, for the three brands.

“Right now the market does not have strong growth. We see the market going down a little, but we see our share increasing and we are holding our position,” said Peter.

“We are obviously pleased with that position, but we are cautious of the future. Volvo with its new products released this year has a lot to show its customers, but we see Mack and UD also growing, with Mack being one of the winners in market share.

“There is a good appreciation for the Mack product and the focus for both brands is very positive. Also we see the UD brand having a very strong focus on the medium-duty section. We found a good application in the medium market thanks also to the finance options available. The Quon also goes very well in the market. We are working very hard in a not-so-easy market.

“As well as representing an investment of $16 million, this new dealership at Sydney West is also providing employment for 75 personnel. We are happy with the dealership group with partly privately owned and wholly owned dealerships.

“We look at Brisbane, Chullora and here at Sydney West for further ways to improve. Our private partners such as CMV are starting with a new dealership in Adelaide. And, in Western Australia, Truck Centre Group are opening a new refurbished dealership, which doubles the capacity of their Spearwood branch,” Peter added.

 

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