Volvo Group Southern Africa has officially opened a new dedicated Volvo Used Truck Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng. The facility, close to the company’s head office and Regional Distribution Centre, was developed at a cost of R3 million.
“Although the Volvo Group has always been in the used trucks business, this new facility adds a lot of focus, dedication and drive to this portion of our local operations,” said Christian Coolsaet, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks SA. The Volvo Used Truck Centre, will offer customers the same peace of mind, quality standards and world-class support that we do at any of our dealers across the region.”
Volvo Used Truck Centre has a team of dedicated specialists who are able to offer customers expert advice and competitive trade-in deals on all makes of trucks. Although the used bus business is more specialised, the team will work closely with their Volvo Bus colleagues in order to also offer these units at the facility.
Part of the dealership’s function is to facilitate trade-ins of all truck makes, and trade-backs offered to existing Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks customers.
“Buying a truck from the Volvo Used Truck Centre will always be a good deal, as all the vehicles on the floor have undergone stringent inspections and adhere to a number of pre-determined criteria,” said Coolsaet.
He said that the company has experienced a strong market demand for used trucks recently from customers across southern and eastern Africa, particularly for vehicles that have been developed with the region’s operating conditions and legislation in mind.
“Over the past couple of years we have seen especially the number of new entrants in the market grow, and they are often looking for affordable yet quality and reputable trucks. This is the space we want to operate in, as we are able to provide these operators with the opportunity to own a premium brand truck, with low kilometres, in good quality and with the Volvo stamp of approval,” explained Coolsaet.
Market values for used trucks brought in to the Volvo Used Truck Centre are determined by in-house appraisers who evaluate these units extensively. The price offered is guided by the market-related value of the trucks. Volvo Financial Service also offers a range of truck financing options.
Customers who opt to buy a used truck, will be assured that all units sold by the Volvo Used Truck Centre are in a good operating condition, and are accompanied by all the required roadworthy and COF certifications.
“We work closely with the customer during the buying process to gather their input and to ensure that the trucks are subsequently prepared to meet their exacting requirements,” said Coolsaet. “Our used truck business has also always been aligned with Volvo Group’s vision, and that is to be a leader in sustainable transport solutions by creating value for our customers.
We do this by driving quality, safety and environmental care and applying these principles to every truck we sell.”