Volvo this year is targeting considerable sales in line with the increase of heavy commercial vehicle market in Indonesia. From the sales range of 2 thousand units a year, this European manufacturer targets to reach the retail market of 600-700 units.
JAKARTA (infolog): “The market is not big, but we are still on until the first semester,” said Bambang Prijono, CEO of Wahana Inti Selaras (Indomobil Group) on the sidelines of Volvo Trucks Indonesia Driver Challenge 2018, today (24/7).
Although not detailing the achievements to date, it is optimistic that it can achieve the desired target.
“There is a sales increase of 20-30 percent compared to last year,” he said as quoted by Sumeks.co.id as saying.
He admitted, the contribution of the largest market segment is still derived from mining, given the still high price.
“About 80 percent of mining, logistics has not been much because we have to compete with small trucks from Japan. But, later if Jakarta-Surabaya is well connected, the market will likely be good, “he explained.
He is still optimistic the market next year is still good or the same as today, as long as the mining sector also come along. “Because our market is B2B (business to business),” he added.
Volvo held 80 competitions and selected 8 drivers.
Jurn Terpstra, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Indonesia, added that the best driver will be sought to represent Indonesia to the final in Sweden (from Volvo Trucks) in September.
In this competition, participants drive Volvo FH, FM and FMX on 7 km on road and off road with minimum fuel use.
Participants must complete the transportation mission of more than five checkpoints that must be taken in 45 minutes.
“This event makes the driver a special focus and reinforces the importance of skilled and competent drivers. Importantly, because efficient driving techniques will have a direct impact on profits, “he added. (ac)