Volvo trucks: Made in Scotland




Volvo Construction Equipment is to begin selling Scotland-built rigid dumptrucks under its own branding in the second quarter of the year.

It means production of Terex Trucks rigid haulers will eventually end although a spokesman said the development would have no effect on Terex-branded articulated vehicles.

The four-model range from 45-100 tons carrying Volvo livery will be manufactured at its Terex Trucks subsidiary in Motherwell. Launched initially in less-regulated markets, it includes a new flagship, the 100-ton (95-tonne) R100E.

Based on the existing Terex TR-Series, the D-Series R45D, R60D and R70D models were developed following “an in-depth engineering review” with improvements including greater visibility and safety.

“Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic decision that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option,” said spokesman Thomas Bitter. “We’re confident that they will impress customers working in the mining and quarrying segments.”

The Volvo-branded rigids will be sold exclusively through the Volvo dealer network. Terex-branded articulated haulers will continue to be built at Motherwell facility and distributed using the existing independent dealer network.

When it launched its $160m bid for the business in 2013 Volvo pledged to retain the Terex name and logo “for the foreseeable future”. (Go to the archive here…)



Article posted 11/1/2018

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