All business areas within Volvo Group decide not to participate in next week’s show in Las Vegas
WITH less than a week to go until the show opens, all business areas within the Volvo Group have jointly decided to not attend Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak and continuing concerns relating to COVID-19.
With California joining Washington State and Florida in declaring a state of emergency to contain the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, all business areas within the Volvo Group have decided to withdraw from their participations in the exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This includes Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, SDLG and Terex Trucks.
‘We are great supporters of Conexpo, and despite being in advanced preparations for this year’s event, we believe it is the right thing to do to withdraw at this late stage. Our first concern is the well-being of employees, customers and the wider public,’ said Melker Jernberg, executive vice-president of Volvo Group and president of Volvo CE.
‘It’s very disappointing not to be attending, but our first priority is the health and safety of our employees and others. Given this, it is with reluctance that it has been decided not to participate in this year’s show.’