Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies decreased 6% in January this year, compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries from Mack were down 47%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were down 22%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks increased 30% compared with the year-earlier period.
Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck companies (Mack, Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks):
Deliveries from Mack in January totalled 1,623 units, down 47% from the corresponding period a year ago. The pace of Mack's deliveries has slowed due to the downward production adjustment made to meet lower demand in 2007.
Deliveries in January totalled 4,553 trucks, down 22% compared with the year-earlier period. The decrease in deliveries is mainly due to lower deliveries of the Renault Mascott. Deliveries of the new version of Renault Mascott is planned to start by mid-year 2007. The Renault Maxity, launched in the end of January, will see its first deliveries in the second quarter of 2007. Deliveries were also impacted negatively due to ramp-up isssues related to product- and production changeovers.
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during January amounted to 7,786 vehicles, up 30% compared with the year-earlier period. In Eastern Europe, the number of deliveries increased by 144%. A high rate of delivery was especially noted in Poland and Russia, where deliveries increased to 207 vehicles (79) and 157 vehicles (45), respectively. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 31%.
In North America, the deliveries of heavy trucks increased by 13 % to 2,604 vehicles. The positive trend also continued in South America and the number of delivered vehicles totaled 435, a 33% increase.
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