Volvo has announced it has achieved 11 consecutive years as leader in the Australian bus market according to a press release from the company, following what it describes as a tough year for the entire industry, with COVID-19 demanding significant, rapid changes but another year .

The special milestone for Volvo Bus Australia, comes after it achieved number one status in the market every year since 2010 allowing its dedicated bus team to reflect on 11 years of continuous ‘innovation, growth and improvement’.

While 2020 was a real challenger the team at Volvo Bus say they are ‘immensely grateful to have had the continued support of their valued customers and dealer network across Australia’, which saw them deliver 385 buses and maintain the position as market leader.

When Volvo returned to the number one spot in 2010 it marked a 16 year hiatus from the top spot having relinquished its market leadership in 1993 after. Some years of bus market dominance.

Volvo says its new era of market leadership are a tribute to the company’s ‘core values, its industry leading service and support levels, and the resulting long-term relationships built with customers, dealers and partners across Australia’.

“Volvo’s longstanding success has also been facilitated by consistent efforts for improved safety, reliability and fuel-efficiency across its city, school and coach product range,” the company statement said.

“These products have delivered value to customers through Volvo’s promise of quality, safety and environmental care, and have simultaneously introduced innovative and exciting technologies – many of which have been industry firsts,” it added.

The newly appointed general manager of Volvo Bus Australia, Mitch Peden, said that while COVID-19 has presented many challenges for the industry this year, the company is very grateful to have had the continued support of our customers, dealer network, the Volvo Bus Corporation globally, as well as the wider Volvo Group.

“Our strong focus on service has seen us foster the largest major accounts and contracts team in the Australian bus and coach industry, with demonstrated results in our successful, longstanding partnerships with the cities of Brisbane and Perth,” said Mitch Peden.

“These service efforts have also extended to our aftermarket support through dependable communication and training so that we can consistently provide effective customer solutions and dealer support. I believe our commitment to our customers, dealers and partners is a testament to our passionate and dedicated team as we proudly confirm our position as market leader for an 11th year,” he added.

Volvo Bus says its team is looking forward to the much-anticipated release of the electric chassis in 2022 and other exciting technologies as they continue to lead with their values of quality, safety and environmental care.