With California joining Washington State and Florida in declaring a state of emergency to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), Volvo Group has just announced that all of its business areas have decided to withdraw from their participations in next week’s Conexpo/Con-Agg exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, the US. This includes all relevant Volvo business areas: Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, SDLG and Terex Trucks.
“We are great supporters of Conexpo, and despite being in advanced preparations for this year’s event, we believe it is the right thing to do to withdraw at this late stage. Our first concern is the wellbeing of employees, customers and the wider public,’ said Melker Jernberg, executive vice president and president of Volvo CE.
“It’s very disappointing not to be attending, but our first priority is the health and safety of our employees and others. Given this, it is with reluctance that it has been decided not to participate in this year’s show.”