Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan and other senior departmental officers were on hand to receive the trucks, as well as to discuss the impact of the MSVS SMP contract in terms of job creation and economic distribution. David Hartzell, president of Mack Defense, and Alan Gauthier, MSVS SMP program manager of Mack Defense, attended the ceremony to commemorate the delivery.
Mack Defense is contracted to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks, as well as an initial five years of In-Service Support (ISS) for the SMP fleet operating in Canada and throughout the world. The trucks include multiple variants such as cargo, material handling cranes, load handling systems (LHS) and mobile repair trucks (MRT). To produce the trucks, Mack Defense is working with key strategic Canadian partners including Prevost; Dumur Industries Ltd; EODC, Inc.; and Link Suspensions of Canada (Raydan Division).
MSVS SMP assembly takes place in Prevost’s Sainte-Claire, Quebec, plant. The Volvo Group’s global supply chain, with a strong presence across Canada and in 42 other countries worldwide, serves as the foundation of the In-Service Support program.
Mack Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Trucks, is responsible for the sale of heavy duty trucks to federal- and ministerial-level customers globally.
Mack Defense, LLC, is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.