Volvo opens customer center in Pennsylvania

By |  June 30, 2014

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) opened its North American Customer Center in Shippensburg, Pa., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Volvo CE Americas President Göran Lindgren, Swedish Ambassador to the United States Björn Lyrvall and other dignitaries.

According to a press release, the opening of the $100 million, 40-acre customer center represents the consolidation of Volvo CE’s operations on one site, which included moving the Americas sales headquarters from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and localizing machine production in Shippensburg.

“The customer center is designed to give our customers and dealers hands-on experience with our machines and provide the help they need to put them to good use through training, information and support,” says Lindgren, in a press release.

The center includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. event facility for the company’s dealers and customers. A new equipment demonstration area replicates jobsites. Also, the customer center will house a brand shop and an area highlighting Volvo’s history.

Lindgren estimates more than 6,000 customers, operators and dealer personnel will visit the new complex each year for training and sales and marketing activities.

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