Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) inaugurated its North American Customer Center on June 23, with a ribbon cutting by Congressman Bill Shuster, Congressman Lou Barletta, Congressman Scott Perry, Volvo CE Americas President Göran Lindgren, Swedish Ambassador to the United States Björn Lyrvall, Pennsylvania State Senator Richard Alloway and other dignitaries.
The inauguration marks the realization of Volvo CE’s $100 million investment in its Shippensburg, Pa., facilities, which was announced in 2011.
The company said its investment confirms its long-term commitment to the North American market. The opening of the 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. Volvo’s continued investments reinforce its belief that the economic climate for the construction industry in the region is improving.
“The investments we have made show that Volvo CE is better positioned than ever before to support our dealers and offer our customers a unique experience,” said Volvo CE Americas President Göran Lindgren. “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.”