Volvo will build a R146m Durban Truck Centre in 2019 to serve as a new state-of-the-art dealership that will better service customers. The announcement was made by Marcus Hörberg, the recently appointed new vice-president of Volvo Group Southern Africa, at the recent Festival of Motoring at Kyalami. This follows 2017’s R6.5m investment into the firm’s Durban SKD manufacturing plant to install Volvo Active Safety Package features that were previously not available to this market. "A standard Volvo truck is one of the world’s safest trucks and when equipped with the Volvo Active Safety package, it is even safer for the driver, and other road users," said Hörberg, adding that the Swedish brand’s vision is to have zero accidents involving a Volvo truck. Volvo Trucks aims to grow its profits in the long-haul, heavy transport and construction segments, expand the after sales, parts and service market potential and to help build a future business landscape through its electric and autonomo...

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