The 48,000 square-foot facility opened Oct. 5. Previously, sales, parts and service and the leasing and rental operation were operating from different sites in Greensboro and Kernersville, N.C. The new facility offers all products and services through one new location, built specifically to look similar to the nearby Volvo Trucks’ North American Headquarters.
“Advantage Truck Center’s state-of-the-art facility in Greensboro offers customers further options for sales, service and support,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Customers demand a truck and a dealer network that helps them improve their return on investment while maximizing uptime. The new Advantage Truck Center will do just that.”
Dealer principal Terry Young said he selected the new site after looking at several locations near Greensboro, a top 25 market in the U.S. The chosen site was deemed the perfect location because of its elevation and high visibility from the interstate.
“We needed a new facility that would properly take care of our customers and one that was in line with Volvo’s image,” Young said. “The new site offers a totally new environment for customers – one that is modern, inviting, efficient and well-illuminated, which also benefits our employees.”
Young began Advantage Truck Center in 1995. Now, Young owns locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Durham, Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, as well as the Greensboro site. Young’s Truck Center Inc., doing business as Advantage Truck Center, was recently named one of North Carolina’s top 100 privately owned companies by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Young was listed 44th, moving up from 48th in 2014.
“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the largest privately owned companies in the state, and we have our 220 employees to thank for their dedication and service,” Young said. “Without them, we would not have achieved all that we have in the last 20 years.”
Advantage Truck Center employs 70 people in Greensboro, including six master technicians. Advantage Truck Center in Greensboro is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Volvo Trucks has more than 360 dealer locations in North America. The dealers are critical to delivering customers outstanding uptime support and services. Since 2010, Volvo dealers have invested $400 million in facilities and personnel, resulting in a 75 percent increase in bay capacity and 96 percent more technicians.
Volvo Trucks recently increased its sales and service capabilities in the Southeastern U.S. with the grand opening of Advantage Truck Center in Greensboro, N.C. Located off Interstate 40, the new $7.5 million full-service dealership offers 20 service bays and $2 million in parts inventory.
Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 120 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe. In 2014 more than 117,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo’s work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.
The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $38.2 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.
Dec. 18, 2015