Volvo Construction Equipment has opened its second Volvo Certified Used Center in North America. Alta Equipment Company in New Hudson, Michigan, was selected for this second location, joining the initial VCU centre announced last year in Las Vegas.
By partnering with its dealer network, Volvo CE is providing customers with quality pre-owned machines in one of the fastest-growing segments of the construction equipment market.
At these centres, off-lease Volvo equipment undergoes a rigorous 140-plus point inspection, is refurbished to OEM standards using genuine parts, all factory updates completed, and packaged with additional coverages to become Volvo Certified Used.
"Our Certified Used program is the best way to ensure you know exactly what you're purchasing when investing in a used machine," said Ryan Sherwood, vice president, retail development at Volvo CE. "This gives the customer a machine with lower total cost of ownership over its life cycle and confidence that it can withstand the most demanding jobs."
The certified machines also come with a one-year free subscription to ActiveCare Direct telematics service and qualify for Volvo's lifetime frame warranty. VCU machines are also eligible for financing through Volvo Financial Services.
The range of used equipment includes Volvo articulated haulers, excavators and wheel loaders. All Volvo Certified Used equipment can be viewed online, including the complete 140-plus point inspection reports, at volvousedce.com.
The Certified Used program gives Volvo CE and its dealers another touch point to communicate with customers and foster long-term relationships. It's an attractive option to the standard auction route of buying used equipment.
"For customers, the benefits are clear: They can purchase a quality machine with full knowledge of the equipment's condition, from a trusted dealer they know and can rely on for service and support," says Rob Chiles, president of Alta Equipment, Construction Group.
The Alta centre joins Arnold Equipment, Las Vegas, as the second Volvo Certified Used location, with several additional centres slated to open later this year at dealerships across North America.