After a small-scale pilot program, Volvo Construction Equipment has substantially increased production of BL60 and BL70 backhoe loaders at its new manufacturing facilities in Tultitlan, Mexico. The facility, 25 miles north of Mexico City and shared with sister company Volvo Bus, is equipped to meet the growing demands of the North American and Latin American markets for backhoe loaders, Volvo officials said.
The North, Central and South American markets were previously supplied by Volvo’s factory in Wroclaw, Poland. The move to Mexico reduces lead times and also allows the distinct requirements of these markets to be met more efficiently. The move also offers a more streamlined supply chain, close proximity to major shipping routes and reduced production costs. The growing economies of Latin American countries and the expected upturn in North America were also factors in Volvo’s decision to launch production in Mexico.