The McLaren Honda Formula One Team announced the beginning a a new four year partnership with Volvo Trucks.
The deal will see Volvo provide the Woking based outfit with fleet of 24 Volvo FH 13 litre 540bhp trucks comprising of three different specifications that will help McLaren Honda deal with all of their logistics needs over the course of the European season.
Chief Operations Officer at the McLaren Technology Group Jonathan Neale commented on the new partnership by saying:
As well as looking for on-track efficiencies, as part of McLaren’s sustainability commitments we also look for improvements off it too. That’s why we’re very proud to partner with such a prestigious brand as Volvo Trucks, who are renowned for their innovative and high-performance heavy goods transport solutions. way from the racing circuit, managing freight and logistics for a Formula 1 team presents a huge challenge in itself. Transporting McLaren-Honda’s entire race team operations across Europe in an efficient, reliable and, most importantly, safe manner is no mean feat, and we knew that partnering with Volvo Trucks as an official supplier would fit that bill perfectly.
Neale continued by saying:
Like McLaren, Volvo Trucks prides itself on an enviable heritage in its field. They have been in operation for more than 80 years and built an impressive reputation for strong, reliable and economical transport products. We are looking forward to receiving the first trucks from the new Volvo FH fleet from April onwards, and working with Volvo Trucks to refine our logistics solutions as the relationship progresses.
Volvo replace long standing McLaren partner Mercedes who left McLaren as a power unit supplier at the end of the 2014 Formula One season. Speaking about the new partnership, Commercial Director of Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland, Mike Corcoran stated:
We are extremely proud to have been selected as a supplier by McLaren-Honda. Our two companies share a number of values – particularly so in terms of our approach to quality and innovation, and we are both very much leaders in the use of technology. We are both winners in the race to find technological solutions to a very different set of transport challenges: McLaren on the track, and Volvo Trucks on the roads and highways of the world.
Brand Strategy and Implementation Director at Volvo Trucks, Tobias Dahlgren commented by saying:
It is great to see that our trucks, known to be leading in innovation and quality, will deliver transport solutions to a customer in one of the most demanding businesses like McLaren-Honda. For Volvo, being a global brand with a presence on every continent, this ‘co-operation’ provides the possibility for us to offer selected customers and partners a unique experience together with McLaren-Honda.