Volvo has  announced the appointment of Western Truck Group (WTG) as its sales, parts and services dealer for Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin

Volvo says  the move will strengthen of its customer service network and will come following the transfer of ownership for  VCV Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin to WTG from the 1st March this year.

Volvo Group Australia, president and CEO, Martin Merrick has welcomed the expansion of the successful alliance that VGA already enjoys with WTG in Toowoomba, Mt Isa and the Sunshine Coast. The decision was taken to transfer ownership to WTG due to their experience in building and operating reliable transport solutions in regional areas.

“Volvo Group Australia is looking forward to a long term, sustainable partnership with WTG that looks to benefit all key stakeholders. The expansion of WTG will allow for a strengthened network presence to service and support the Group’s extensive and important regional transport customer base.”

WTG is already involved in the bus business, which will now be carried over to their expanded dealer network. They are actively involved in Volvo’s technical bus training program and they are passionate about continuing to enhance their specialised bus skills and supporting bus and coach customers in northern QLD and NT.

The Volvo announcement says that WTG has been part of the VGA dealer network since 2018 and that the Craig Black Group is a privately owned company that has been ‘synonymous with the automotive industry in regional Queensland for more than 40 years’.

Volvo says the relationship between customers and the dealers will not be altered by this new arrangement, as the same staff will largely remain in operation in the same locations. VGA and WTG have a shared synergy of values and customers can be assured that they will continue to receive the same high quality service and support they have come to expect from Volvo Group Australia and the VCV dealer network.

WTG Managing Director, Craig Black, said his business and people have always focused on ‘customer first’, and that the Group is excited to extend their partnership with VGA.

“The professionalism, the focus on the customer and the shared values we have  experienced in the time we have been a part of the Volvo Group Australia network have given me the confidence to take our investment to the next level.

Black says customers can expect an even greater focus from myself and the team on ‘delivering an outstanding customer experience for regional Queensland and Northern Territory’.

“In the short term we will be exploring opportunities to invest and develop dealer facilities to support business growth and additional customer service,” Black added.