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Truck deliveries January-October 2005

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 14% through October this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
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Deliveries from Mack rose 49%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were up 5%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks increased 12% during the period.

Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck companies (Mack, Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks):

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Group

2005

2004

 

Europe

82 818

82 348

1%

    Western Europe

73 121

72 767

0%

    Eastern Europe

9 697

9 581

1%

North America

54 140

39 101

38%

South America

9 474

7 275

30%

Asia

21 324

18 274

17%

    Middle East

18 236

14 929

22%

    Other Asia

3 088

3 345

-8%

Other markets

7 126

5 803

23%

Total Volvo Group

174 882

152 801

14%

Mack
Deliveries from Mack through October totaled 30,171 units, up 49% from the same period a year ago. The deliveries results continue to reflect the very strong order intake from customers in Mack’s core market segments seen in the early part of 2005. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2005

2004

 

Europe

1

 

 

    Western Europe

1

 

 

    Eastern Europe

 

 

 

North America

27 056

18 428

47%

South America

1 977

771

156%

Asia

121

91

33%

    Middle East

119

87

37%

    Other Asia

2

4

-50%

Other markets

1 016

964

5%

Total Mack

30 171

20 254

49%


Renault Trucks
Deliveries through October totalled 59,345 trucks, a rise of 5% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe rose by 2%, including France where 2% more trucks were delivered. The Renault Premium Route and Distribution increased 8% while deliveries of the Renault Kerax were up 26%.
In October Renault Trucks carried on launching the renewed Renault Premium Route through its network to the customers.
 
Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

48 564

47 836

2%

    Western Europe

44 348

43 541

2%

    Eastern Europe

4 216

4 295

-2%

North America

382

202

89%

South America

816

399

105%

Asia

6 183

5 750

8%

    Middle East

5 914

5 493

8%

    Other Asia

269

257

5%

Other markets

3 400

2 243

52%

Total Renault Trucks

59 345

56 430

5%


Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-October amounted to 85,366 vehicles, an increase of 12% compared with the year-earlier period. In Europe, deliveries were on a par with the same period last year (-1%), totalling 34,253 trucks. There were increased deliveries in Britain (+8%) and France (+15%).
Sales continued to increase on the North American market, with deliveries rising by 30 %. The number of trucks delivered totalled 26,702 units (20,471). This increase stems primarily from renewal of the ageing truck fleet in North America.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

 

Change

Volvo Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

34 253

34 512

-1%

    Western Europe

28 772

29 226

-2%

    Eastern Europe

5 481

5 286

4%

North America

26 702

20 471

30%

South America

6 681

6 105

9%

Asia

15 020

12 433

21%

    Middle East

12 203

9 349

31%

    Other Asia

2 817

3 084

-9%

Other markets

2 710

2 596

4%

Total Volvo Trucks

85 366

76 117

12%


November 24, 2005

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 4 72 96 27 59
Bob Martin, Mack, +1 (610) 709-2670
Claes Claeson, Volvo Trucks, +46 31-66 39 08

Investor Relations:
Fredrik Brunell, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 11 91
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 34

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