Volvo move full range of Construction Equipment to Pat O’Donnell & Co.
From January 1, 2012 Pat O’Donnell & Co. will be the official agent for Volvo’s full range of Construction Equipment. New Volvo Construction Equipment ranges under the Pat O’Donnell & Co. dealership will be Pavers, Asphalt and Soil Compactors, Pipelayers, Milling Machines and Compact Excavators. Pat O’Donnell & Co. has been the agency for Volvo Construction Equipment Heavy Machinery since its establishment in 1970 and will continue in its successful marketing of Articulated Haulers, Wheel Loaders, Compact Loaders, Excavators, Motor Graders and Backhoes. Pat O’Donnell & Co. brought the Volvo wheel loader from a 5% market penetration to an undisputed No. 1 position in Ireland within ten years of having the agency.
Pat O’Donnell, Managing Director Pat O’Donnell & Co., commented, “We already have a long and successful partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment based on the excellence and quality of Volvo products and we have matched Volvo’s range of products with an outstanding after-sales package of nationwide parts availability and service. Volvo have long looked for us to represent their complete range and we now feel in today’s market it is an ideal time for us to break into new sectors. I am confident that with our locations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Portadown, and a team committed to delivering the best after-sales offering in the country we can increase market share across all these new product lines.”
Pat O’Donnell & Co. currently caters to a vast array of industries and Irish businesses, including Agriculture, Civil Engineering Projects, Sawmills, Quarries, Materials Handling including Waste and Mushroom Composting. These new product lines will see Pat O’Donnell & Co. extending its scope within the traditional customer base but also in the following areas of Road Construction & Maintenance. The company remains wholly Irish-owned, with a history of success spanning more than four decades in one of the economy’s toughest and most competitive sectors: a position which has been built and consolidated in spite of the cyclical downturns to which the sector as a whole is prone.
Pat O’Donnell & Co. will continue as the agents for Volvo Penta, Perlini Rigid Dumptrucks, Kaeser Mobilair Compressors and Sandvik, however, it will no longer be representing either Bobcat or Bergmann.