Volvo Construction Equipment will expand its U.S. headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, with construction of a $4.3 million training center.
When the center is open at the end of 2022, it will deliver in-person and virtual training "at the highest caliber of training sites in the equipment industry," Volvo CE says. This includes training and demonstrations on electric machines, automation and connectivity.
This investment demonstrates Volvo CE’s commitment to our dealers and customers as well as the future of the construction industry,” says Stephen Roy, president of Volvo CE's Region North America.
The facility will be extension of the Volvo CE Customer Center, which opened in 2014. Focusing on dealer technician training, it will include several new machine bays, classrooms and a virtual lab. Video, augmented reality and other technologies will be supported in the virtual lab.
Volvo says the training center is part of a larger strategy to invest in in-person and virtual training throughout North America; it plans additional training announcements later this year.
"This investment to our Customer Center puts our training staff closer to the equipment and technologies, and it emphasizes to technicians the importance of customer productivity and uptime,” Roy says.