North American Teams to Compete in Volvo’s Global Aftermarket Competition

Volvo Trucks North America continues to accept registrations for teams of aftermarket professionals from Volvo dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete in the 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition. VISTA, which involves teams from 93 countries, assesses teamwork, skills and knowledge in key areas that drive customer satisfaction.

"As Volvo strives to maximize customer uptime, a skilled aftermarket professional is imperative," said Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "VISTA highlights the best of the best and provides a great opportunity for training and continuing education focused on keeping trucks moving. Regardless of which team emerges as champion, the real winners of VISTA are our customers."

VISTA competitors will consist of teams of two to four professionals from the aftermarket areas of parts, service and warranty administration. Teams in seven North American regions – Canada, Mexico and five U.S. regions – will compete online from September until February in three rounds of theoretical tests of their knowledge of systems and procedures. The top-scoring team in each region will face off in a hands-on competition in Greensboro, North Carolina, in March 2016.

The three best North American teams will travel to Gothenburg, Sweden, in May 2016 to compete against 29 other teams for the VISTA World Championship.

Registration for teams in North America continues through Sept. 24. For more information on VISTA or to register, visit http://vista.volvo.com.

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The 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition will involve teams of parts, service and warranty administration professionals from Volvo dealerships in 93 countries. Three teams representing North America will make it past a hands-on competition in Greensboro, North Carolina, in March 2016 to compete in the VISTA World Championship in Gothenberg, Sweden, in May 2016.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2015 more than 113,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo's work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.