Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies decreased 3% through February this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
Deliveries from Mack through February totaled 5,896 units, up 7% from the same period a year ago. The figures continue to reflect the strong order support in Mack's key market segments seen in 2005. Order intake has accelerated in early 2006, a sign that customers are factoring in technical and cost issues involved in the new 2007 emissions regulations, and availability of pre-'07 production, into their buying plans for this year.
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-February amounted to 14,300 vehicles, a decrease of 11% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe declined by 1% and amounted to 6,604 trucks. Deliveries were affected by the low delivery volumes the company had in January due to the changeover in the European production system for the new Volvo FH and Volvo FM models, as well as lower demand in the Middle East. However, deliveries of heavy trucks in North America rose 5%.