Since the delivery for first vehicle in India back in 1998, Volvo Trucks has created a strong market for itself in deep mining and over dimensional cargo transportation sectors. The brand was the first to introduce fully air conditioned, crash tested cabin in Indian truck segment and established driver training centre.
The 10,000th truck is a tech laden Volvo FMX 440 8×4 I-Shift tipper which was delivered to Volvo Trucks India‘ longstanding customer Mahalaxmi Infracontracts Pvt Ltd. The infrastructure company has a fleet of over 350 Volvo trucks.
Moving forward, Volvo Trucks India is bullish about its growth prospects in the light of various infrastructure projects announced by government, coal block auctions and lifting of iron ore mining ban in several states.
Volvo’s association with Eicher which started in July 2008, has been extremely productive for both entities. As of now, the premium truck maker operates 150 touch points across the country. In the Indian premium heavy duty truck segment, Volvo commands an impressive market share of 60%. Primary rivals, especially in the deep mining sector, include Mercedes-Benz and Scania.
Volvo Trucks India’s model lineup includes FMX range of tippers and dump trucks, FM/FH series of tractors and FM rigid trucks for special applications such as fire tenders, concrete mixers, etc.