Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading providers of sustainable passenger transport solutions. The company offers premium quality urban and intercity units, tour buses and bus chassis, as well as a wide range of services to increase productivity, uptime and safety.
To strengthen these operations, the company has made important changes to its Latin American leadership with the appointment of Andres Marques as the new President of Volvo Buses in the region.
The executive took office on December 1 and will be responsible for all the brand’s bus business in the continent, including countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and all others in the region, one of the largest bus markets in the world.
Notably, the firm has sales in 85 countries and a global service network of more than 1,500 dealers and workshops.
Marques has a successful career with the Volvo Group, where he has been for 25 years. In his last position, he served on the brand’s executive board in Colombia, a country where it has a strong presence in BRT systems.
Previously, he worked in Mexico as director of product development and purchasing and also as director of marketing and new business. He began a career at Volvo in 1997 as a product development engineer, and has held several leadership positions in both the bus and truck segments.
A mechanical engineer graduated from the Federal Technological University of Paraná, Marques also holds an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the Federal University of Paraná.
At the head of Volvo Buses Latin America, the executive assumes the mission of continuing to expand the participation of the brand’s transport units in the region and to advance with the electromobility project in the continent, keeping the company at the forefront in solutions for urban mobility and also in the road segment.
Another highlight will be the expansion of the offer of connected services to carriers, to increase the productivity and safety of fleets.
“I am very honored by this new challenge in my career. In recent years, the bus market has gone through a critical period due to the pandemic. But recovery has been occurring gradually and the demand for fleet renewal is pent up,” Marques stated.
He pointed out that Volvo is one of the most important brands in the continent, with an outstanding participation in urban passenger transport systems.
“We are a benchmark in road chassis with high technology and connectivity, with high safety and low consumption. Our focus, in Brazil and throughout Latin America, will continue to be the success of our customers, maintaining and building long-term partnerships,” he added.
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