Paul France new Volvo Manager


MTD Trucks are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul France as National Sales Manager - Volvo Truck & Bus, based at MTD Trucks Head Office, Palmerston North.

Paul is responsible for national sales of Volvo Trucks & Buses, heading up the experienced sales team of 6 based around the country.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in commercial business development, marketing, sales and service operations. He spent considerable time in the heavy capital equipment area with The Gough Group and Titan Plant, managing and leading sales teams in both companies.

More recently, Paul has been with City Care Business Development and was instrumental in leading the business through its most successful growth period.

“We are very pleased to have Paul join our company and look forward to his experience he brings to the business” says General Manger Murray Sowerby.


Wacol Factory

Volvo Trucks in High Demand, set to increase capacity

Following record demand and strong ongoing orders in New Zealand & Australia, the Volvo Trucks Factory in Wacol Queensland has again increased capacity to help ease the pressure and ensure future capability to meet customer’s needs.

Vice President Volvo Truck Sales Australia, Mitch Peden, says that “On-going demand in New Zealand has been a large part of the decision to further increase build capacity. We recognise though, there are a number of customers who haven’t been able to wait. Ramping up production however, is a complex process and it’s vital that we focus on recruitment, training and our quality processes to ensure we maintain the market leading quality standards our customers expect from Volvo. Every time we have increased supply in 2017, demand has quickly outstripped it. Although we are very confident that in 2018 we will be in a position to build more trucks than our customers, both in New Zealand and Australia, will have demand for”. 

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