Planned relocation for part of Loughborough-based Volvo Bus and Coach Centre operation

Volvo Bus has today (Monday 5th October) advised staff of proposed operational changes at its Volvo Bus and Coach Centre, located at Loughborough (VBCC Loughborough).

VBCC Loughborough is currently based at two adjacent sites, with the vehicle sales and mechanical repair activities situated at Brisco Avenue, whilst parts, bodyshop and paint shop activities are centred around a facility in Byron Street.

Under proposed changes outlined to staff, the vehicle display and sales function will be relocated to a site on Middlemarch Industrial Estate in Coventry. Any mechanical repair requirements would then be met by the existing Volvo Truck and Bus Dealership, which is immediately adjacent to the Middlemarch Industrial Estate site.

Although the Brisco Avenue site in Loughborough would then be closed, the bodyshop, paintshop and parts functions would continue to operate from their present site at Byron Street and customers would not be affected in terms of vehicle body repairs, painting or the supply of Coach body parts.

Based on the proposed changes, a 30 day consultation period will commence with employees based at VBCC Loughborough.

ENDS

5th October 2009

Please note that Volvo Bus can make no further comments or announcement in relation to this matter during the statutory consultation period.