Volvo D12 Series Engine Now Remanufactured In North America

Volvo Trucks North America now offers the legendary Volvo D12 series engines as a North American remanufactured product. Remanufacturing the Volvo D12 in this market offers customers increased availability, faster delivery times and a significantly lower cost. The Volvo Reman Basic Engine delivers the premium reliability, durability and performance of all Volvo engines, backed with a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
The Volvo Reman D12s are remanufactured at the Middletown Remanufacturing Center (MRC) in Middletown, Pa.  MRC has provided North American customers with superior remanufactured parts for more than 30 years.  Customers can order Volvo Reman D12s through their Volvo Truck dealer.  Each engine is delivered as a “basic engine” (also known as a “long block” or “¾ engine”), which allows customers to re-use external engine components such as alternators from their original D12.  Previously, remanufactured D12s for North America were shipped from Europe as complete engines.

Each Volvo Reman Basic Engine includes a remanufactured cylinder block, cylinder head, accessory drive, connecting rods and oil pump.  The engine also includes new piston rings, cylinder liners, bearings, bushings, gaskets and seals.

“The Volvo D12 series enjoys tremendous success with customers who value its performance, reliability and fuel economy,” said Darin Redmon, Volvo Trucks engine marketing manager – parts marketing.  “Remanufacturing the D12 gives customers a cost-effective option for extending the operating life of their Volvo VN or Volvo VHD, with new engine performance.”

Remanufactured Volvo D12 engines are completely disassembled and cleaned.  Each  component receives a rigorous in-process inspection, measured against Volvo’s original equipment and Volvo Reman specifications.  All critical components and “high wear” items are replaced with new components.  Machining of remanufactured components includes stringent quality control processes, using precision CNC machining centers, to ensure performance and reliability standards are met.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values:  Safety, Quality and Environmental Care.  The Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.  Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to over $42 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US.
November 7, 2008

PHOTO 1 – A Volvo D12 engine is remanufactured to original equipment specifications at the Middletown Remanufacturing Center.

PHOTO 2 – A Volvo Reman Basic D12 engine. 
For further information, please contact Jim McNamara, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email