Volvo Reports Record Q3 Truck Deliveries

Volvo Reviews File Q3 Truck Deliveries

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Volvo Group reported elevated income and internet revenue within the third quarter as deliveries of vehicles rose 21%, with the strongest income coming from Europe as fleets changed ageing vehicles — prompting a file for each truck manufacturing and supply.

For the interval ended Sept. 30, Volvo (which stories in Swedish krona) posted the equal internet revenue of $770 million, or 37 cents per share, in contrast with $630 million, 31 cents, a yr earlier.

Income rose to $10.3 billion in contrast with $7.6 billion within the 2021 interval, based on the Sweden-based firm.

Its working margin — the measure of how a lot revenue an organization makes on a greenback of gross sales after paying for variable prices of manufacturing — slipped to 10.3% in contrast with 11% within the 2021 interval.

“Prices associated to vitality, materials and provide chain disruptions proceed to extend, constituting a problem, and we work actively to attempt to compensate for these results,” CEO Martin Lundstedt stated in an announcement.

“We are going to subsequently proceed to have disruptions, stoppages and further prices each within the manufacturing of vehicles and different components of the group,” he added.


Income from truck gross sales jumped 41% to $6.7 billion in contrast with $4.75 billion a yr earlier.

Truck deliveries swelled to 53,303 in contrast with 43,984 a yr earlier.

Truck orders within the quarter had been 64,689, a 27% improve in contrast with 51,118 a yr earlier. Lundstedt famous the corporate continues to limit slotting of orders “too far sooner or later.”

North American orders dropped 14% to 18,641 and deliveries elevated 30% to 13,312.

Volvo Vehicles North America by means of August had a ten.3% share, up from 8.4% within the 2021 interval. Mack Vehicles’ share dropped to five.9% in contrast with 7.2% a yr earlier.

Orders in Europe elevated 76% to 32,329 autos and deliveries elevated 18% to 23,857.

Its heavy-duty market share in Europe rose to 18.9% in contrast with 15.4% a yr earlier. Its electrical heavy-duty market share fell to 30.9% in contrast with 42.9% within the 2021 interval.

Renault Vehicles posted a market share of 9.7% in contrast with 8.4% a yr earlier, and its electrical heavy-duty share rose to 22.9% in contrast with 18.4%. Renault will open quickly for pre-orders of professional quality electrical vehicles for regional transport and concrete building, with manufacturing scheduled for 2023.

Monetary providers income associated to vehicles rose 32% to $390 million in contrast with $290 million a yr earlier.

In the meantime, within the quarter, manufacturing began on electrical variations of its heavy-duty FH, FM and FMX fashions, the three fashions that characterize round two-thirds of the corporate’s gross sales. Volvo famous it now has six electrical truck fashions in manufacturing. It reported it produces the electrical vehicles on the identical line as its standard vehicles, which “offers excessive manufacturing flexibility and effectivity features.” The batteries are equipped by Volvo Vehicles’ new battery meeting plant in Ghent, Belgium.

Manufacturing of the Volvo VNR Electrical for North America started in 2020 in Dublin, Va.

Volvo additionally has began the method to ascertain a large-scale manufacturing plant for battery cells in Mariestad, Sweden.

“The ramp up of electrical autos would require massive volumes of high-performing batteries, utilizing fossil-free vitality,” in manufacturing, Lundstedt stated, including Volvo will associate with others on this and attain large-scale sequence manufacturing by 2030.

Its building section noticed orders fall 32% in contrast with a yr earlier amid excessive rates of interest and restrictive order slotting, however the order backlog stays excessive, it famous. Internet gross sales within the third quarter elevated to $2.1 billion in contrast with $1.75 billion within the 2021 interval.

Its buses unit elevated income by 46% to $430 million, however Volvo famous the section’s profitability continues to be low with an adjusted working margin of two% in contrast with 3.8% a yr earlier.

Its Penta marine engine and drive unit grew gross sales by 30% to $400 million as its working margin slipped to 13.3% in contrast with 14.6% a yr earlier.

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