Mack top exporter of trucks from North America in 2009

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Mack Trucks Inc. says it finished 2009 as the leading exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks. The Greensboro, N.C.-based company says it had nearly one-third of total truck exports from the United States, Canada and Mexico to countries outside North America, with a 30.8 percent market share.

Mack says it has made strategic moves to grow its presence in new and existing markets around the world, and to satisfy the desire for American-style trucks in many countries. This demand is strong for construction and heavy-haul applications, and Mack says it is well-positioned to meet this demand via its extensive product range and access to the infrastructure of its parent company, the Volvo Group.

“International sales continues to be an area of opportunity and growth for Mack as we strengthen our presence in established markets, such as Latin America and Australia, and grow elsewhere, such as Africa and the Middle East,” says Ron Huibers, Mack senior vice president, international. “Our products have a strong reputation as the epitome of rugged, tough and reliable American-style trucks.”

Mack says its ability to draw upon the Volvo Group’s existing global infrastructure – with efficient logistics, strong dealers and expanded customer financing – is an important advantage in entering new markets. Mack also says its products complement the offerings of other Volvo Group business areas, such as Volvo Construction Equipment; a customer already purchasing construction equipment from VCE also might operate dump trucks or equipment transporters.