The first public showing of the new Volvo FMX construction truck will be at the Hillhead Show at Buxton between 22 and 24 June, wherea bodied 8x4 LHD tipper will be on display.
For the 2010 Hillhead Show, and in keeping with the company's intention - with the launch of the new Volvo FMX - of growing its construction business, Volvo Trucks have joined forces with fellow Volvo Group company Volvo ConstructionEquipment (Volvo CE) on a significantly larger stand.
In addition to the new FMX, other Volvo Truck products on display include an FM 8x4 tipper belonging to W H Malcolm and a flagship FH16-700 tractor unit.
Taking centre stage with the FMX is Volvo CE's new MW500 milling machine together with an AGB6870 paver and a wide range of machinery for use in demolition, waste handling and general construction.
Volvo Trucks' Managing Director Göran Nyberg is confident that the company has a well structured Total Solution for UK and Ireland construction industry customers: "No other manufacturer has this kind of experience where we can lookafter the needs of both machinery and truck operators in the construction, demolition and waste handling and recycling sectors."
He continued, "This fact puts Volvo Trucks in a strong position as the companyaims to expand its well-established business within the construction segment.Together with Volvo Construction Equipment we have the most comprehensiveproduct offering. We can provide a total solution for on- and off-roadconstruction work and have vast experience meeting our customers' needs."
Göranconcluded, "We already have a very strong position in the construction segmentin the UK and Ireland with our present Volvo FM.With the new purpose-built Volvo FMX, and our optimised support for construction operations, we aim to grow our market share in this business significantly."