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Truck deliveries January-August 2005

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 20% through August this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
Deliveries from Mack rose 55%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were up 10%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks increased 18% 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

65 369

63 024

4%

    Western Europe

57 993

55 884

4%

    Eastern Europe

7 376

7 140

3%

North America

42 043

29 369

43%

South America

7 347

5 636

30%

Asia

17 567

13 017

35%

    Middle East

15 097

10 423

45%

    Other Asia

2 470

2 594

-5%

Other markets

5 656

4 391

29%

Total Volvo Group

137 982

115 437

20%


Mack
Deliveries from Mack through August totaled 23,675 units, up 55% from the same period a year ago. The deliveries figures continue to reflect the strong order intake seen in the first part of 2005. Buying interest remains high among customers in Mack’s core segments of construction, refuse and economic haul.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2005

2004

 

North America

21 307

14 000

52%

South America

1 456

477

205%

Asia

101

50

102%

    Middle East

99

47

111%

    Other Asia

2

3

-33%

Other markets

811

757

7%

Total Mack

23 675

15 284

55%

Renault Trucks
Deliveries through August totalled 46,835 trucks, a rise of 10% compared with the year-earlier period. The largest increase was noted in the markets outside Europe. Deliveries in Europe rose by 5%, including France where 6% more trucks were delivered.
The main increase comes from the Renault Kerax (+32%), followed by Renault Mascott (+18%) and Renault Premium (+14%).
 
Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

38 390

36 548

5%

    Western Europe

35 101

33 306

5%

    Eastern Europe

3 289

3 242

1%

North America

239

144

66%

South America

553

316

75%

Asia

4 920

4 156

18%

    Middle East

4 693

3 964

18%

    Other Asia

227

192

18%

Other markets

2 733

1 569

74%

Total Renault Trucks

46 835

42 733

10%

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-August amounted to 67,472 vehicles, an increase of 18% compared with the year-earlier period. North America continues to perform highly favorably, with a rise of 35%, as well as the Middle East, posting an increase of 61%.
Deliveries to markets in Europe of heavy trucks are still at historically very high levels and to date this year increased by 2%. In Eastern Europe a sharp increase was specially noted in Russia of 76%. To date this year, Volvo has delivered 715 trucks to customers in Russia.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

26 979

26 476

2%

    Western Europe

22 892

22 578

1%

    Eastern Europe

4 087

3 898

5%

North America

20 497

15 225

35%

South America

5 338

4 843

10%

Asia

12 546

8 811

42%

    Middle East

10 305

6 412

61%

    Other Asia

2 241

2 399

-7%

Other markets

2 112

2 065

2%

Total Volvo Trucks

67 472

57 420

18%


September 26, 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

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