About 70 employees to be recalled
SAINTE-CLAIRE, QC, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Prevost, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, specializing in the manufacture of touring coaches and bus shells, has announced a major contract to deliver 60 vehicles to Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada and the United States. The delivery of 60 X-series coaches (X3-45 model) will be completed in October 2012.
"This is excellent news for Prevost. By the end of May, we will be increasing production to 2.5 vehicles a day, and a progressive recall of about 70 employees is expected in the coming weeks," explained Daniel Beaudoin, Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications.
The X3-45 model is known on the market to be a product that meets the needs of intercity transportation in terms of reliability, vehicle handling and cost of operation.
Prevost is the leading North American manufacturer of premium touring coaches and a world leader in the production of bus bodies for conversion into high-end motorhomes and specialized mobile units. A subsidiary of the Volvo Group, Prevost carries out its main manufacturing activities at its Sainte-Claire plant in Quebec. The company also has eight parts and service centers strategically located across Canada and the United States and employs 1,100 workers.