Beaver Truck Centre Receives Volvo Trucks’ 2011 Canada Dealer of the Year Honors

Volvo Trucks named Beaver Truck Centre of Winnipeg, Manitoba the 2011 Canada Dealer of the Year.

The annual award honors the dealership’s organization and employees for overall accomplishment and performance. Selection criteria for the award includes outstanding performance in new truck and parts sales, growth in market share, penetration of Volvo engines, customer satisfaction index and investment in facilities.

Dealer principal Barry Searcy opened the state-of-the-art facility in 1997. Beaver Truck Centre features a 19,000 square-foot parts warehouse, a 22-bay service department and more than 80 staff members. The location also features a variety of amenities for drivers, including a lounge, showers, clothes washer and dryer and high-speed internet.

“It’s a pleasure to honor the hard work and success of Beaver Truck Centre,” said Brent Weary, Volvo Trucks vice president, sales – Canada. “Barry Searcy and his team represent the Volvo brand with great dedication to excellence through customer service and satisfaction.”

Beaver Truck Centre

Barry Searcy, Beaver Truck Centre dealer principal (right), receives the the 2011 Canada Dealer of the Year award from Volvo Trucks district manager Randy Fleming.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN, VHD and VAH 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 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 one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 118,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2011 amounted to nearly $47.8 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

July 11, 2012

For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email