“We currently have 19 dealers in South Africa and representation in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and now in Eswatini. This move brings world-class support closer to some of the larger Volvo Trucks fleets operating in Eswatini, and cross border into South Africa,” explained Waldemar Christensen, MD of Volvo Trucks South Africa. “With the Volvo Trucks vehicle parc continuing to increase, we are strengthening our reach with a focused strategy of bringing valuable support right to our customers’ doorsteps.”
Eswatini has close economic ties to South Africa, which it depends on for about 85% of its imports and 60% of exports. The country is also a member of the Common Monetary Area (CMA), with Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa. For this reason, many South African logistics companies run cargo to and from Eswatini, with additional support required to ensure the productivity of their fleets.
The Motruck operations are strategically located in the Matsapha industrial area, with easy access to numerous major roads, including the MR3 highway. Several of Volvo Trucks’ major fleet customers also have their depots and headquarters in the area.
“Through skilled technicians, genuine parts and specialised tools, Volvo Trucks dealers are committed to keeping our customers’ trucks in peak condition, and on the road as much as possible,” said Christensen. “We believe that the quality of our dealerships and the level of sustainable support they provide along the major trade corridors in the region, adds significant value to our customers’ operations.”
Motruck will be operational to service Volvo Trucks customers from 16 January 2023.
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Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.