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Volvo Withdraws from Conexpo Because of Virus Concerns

March 6, 2020
All business areas within the Volvo Group have jointly decided to not attend Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 because of the outbreak and continuing concerns relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19, Volvo has announced.

All business areas within the Volvo Group have jointly decided to not attend Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 because of the outbreak and continuing concerns relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19, Volvo has announced.

With California joining Washington State and Florida in declaring a state of emergency to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus Covid-19, all business areas within the Volvo Group have decided to withdraw from their participations in the Conexpo exhibition in Las Vegas, March 10Nevada. This includes all relevant Volvo business areas, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, SDLG and Terex Trucks.

“We are great supporters of Conexpo, and despite being in advanced preparations for this year’s event, we believe it is the right thing to do to withdraw at this late stage. Our first concern is the wellbeing of employees, customers and the wider public,’ said Björn Ingemanson, president of Volvo Penta. “It’s very disappointing not to be attending, but our first priority is the health and safety of our employees and others. Given this, it is with reluctance that it has been decided not to participate in this year’s show.”

The company added that at this point in preparations, it would not be possible for Volvo CE to remove the equipment and dismantle its booth before the show begins. Instead, a small number of locally hired independent staff will remain on the site for the duration of the show. The booth will be ready for show opening on Tuesday, March 10th.