Volvo Buses Mexico, not only produces one product, but prosperity, thus was described by Rafael Kisel, general director of Volvo Buses Mexico, “not only for our employees, but also for the community and the entire country, we seek a transformation; let us imagine a world without logistics, it the one that moves the world today, starting with buses, how people could reach their destination, without a transportation mean? And regarding the cargo part, we could not have the goods that we consume daily.”
Its plant, located in Tultitlan, Estado de Mexico, stands out for the integration and diversity the personnel has, achieving promoting inclusion among its 1,100 employees, as almost 30 % of the people working in the company are women, which perform activities in administrative work and inside the plant.
The directive explained the main 5 axis that differentiate them from the rest of the manufacturers in the market:
1. - Safety: they have contributed with large innovations in that sense, and they currently have as single objective to avoid accidents completely, providing preventive and protective tools for a safer travel for users and drivers.
2. - Innovation: they were the first assembler worldwide in fulfilling the transition to electro mobility 10 years ago, in addition of having more than 5,000 vehicles with some type of electric form.
3. - Reliability: there are Volvo buses with more than 4 million kilometers traveled, providing a good service; they have not showed difficulties in transportations.
4. - Efficiency: 3 years ago the bus model 9800 was launched, it has been demonstrated that it is the vehicle with greatest fuel performance in the market, just as the brand urban buses and of double stories.
5. - Comfort: passenger experience is the main motivation of the company.
Also the president for Volvo Group Mexico considered that regarding passengers’ transportation among cities, the country is an example for the world that is why they opened a Center for Foreign Buses Development.
“We have a wide team of engineers, with which we develop bodywork for the entire world; the last models have been launched in Mexico, before the rest of the world,” Rafael Kisel said.
Jorge Suarez, advisor in Electromobility and Transportation Systems of Volvo Buses Mexico, said that the main competitor in the industry is not another manufacturer, but that nothing happens and in the last 10 years little has happened. “There are 90 cities in Mexico with 100 thousand inhabitants and there are 14 thousand microbuses of 30 years ago, something is wrong, that is why we have the commitment in the company that our buses contribute to the improvement in urbans mobility, not only foreign ones,” he said.
Grupo Volvo has several business areas, such as construction equipment, industrial engines, stationary, marine engines and a finance branch, which is Volvo Financial Services, with a presence in more than 85 countries and more than 100 thousand employees around the world.