Volvo CE, after purchasing Terex Trucks seven years ago, has rebranded the off-highway articulated hauler business as Rokbak.
Volvo paid US$160 million to US-based Terex Corporation in mid-2014 for the company based in Motherwell, Scotland.
According to a statement from Volvo CE, throughout the past four decades, Terex Trucks has constantly delivered powerful and reliable articulated haulers to its customers. At the same time, the Rokbak name is said to represent the significant advances the organisation has made in recent years and its new strategic priorities.
“Our company has an incredible history and a proud heritage,” said Paul Douglas, Rokbak’s former Terex Trucks’ managing director. “Seven years ago, we became a member of the Volvo Group, which allowed us to make major improvements in every part of our business. Millions of pounds have been invested in improving our products, modernising our facilities, expanding our network and developing our people. It has been a process of continual evolution. That’s why we feel it’s right to recognise this evolution with a new brand name to launch an exciting new chapter in our history. And we’ll keep investing to further improve our machines for our customers.”
The significant investments and improvements in the company’s articulated haulers in recent times have ensured they remain among the most robust and reliable machines around. Now, with their foundation in the predecessor models from Terex Trucks, the 28-tonne payload RA30 and 38-tonne payload RA40 from Rokbak are the most productive and efficient articulated haulers the company has ever made.
As part of the new brand launch, the machines now come in Rokbak colours and livery. While maintaining the professional design, craft, and precision synonymous with the company’s haulers, the RA30 and RA40 deliver better fuel economy, lower emissions, improved safety and greater durability. With a tough design built to last, the haulers power through hard work with ease, boosting customers’ productivity no matter how tough the conditions.
“We’re very excited to reveal our new brand, and of course, our haulers are the shop window,” said Douglas. “Rokbak stands for power, performance and reliability. We already have a very healthy order book for the new brand, and we want to further expand our reputation, dealer network and market share. We’re still the same skilled, experienced, and passionate team, committed to making rock-solid haulers every day. But we also have a clear vision for where we want to go and who we want to be.”
As part of the Volvo Group, Rokbak has experienced steady evolution over the past seven years. While this has occurred across the board, it is particularly prominent in four key areas: product design, sustainability, safety and people.
The company has introduced Stage V engines for better fuel efficiency and operation for customers in product design. Other improvements include a new transmission on the 28-tonne (30.9-ton) machine; the introduction of the Haul Track telematics; a stronger focus on operator wellbeing and safety.
In terms of sustainability, the company’s manufacturing plant has shifted to 100 per cent renewable energy and operates within Science-Based Targets and ISO standards, plus targeting CO₂ emission reductions.
The focus on safety has been emphasised in all areas, but particularly on its employees. Changes in processes at the factory have seen a stronger concentration on maintaining employee safety while simultaneously delivering high standards and low downtime. For the company’s people at the heart of Rokbak, there is a continual focus on professional development, keeping the team at the forefront of skill and expertise. Similarly, dealer operating standards and training ensure the expanded dealer network continues to deliver the highest service levels.
“We are proud and excited to have the modernised Rokbak brand continue as a fundamental part of our organisation,” said Melker Jernberg, president Volvo CE and executive vice president Volvo Group. “We believe in a sustainable future, innovation and the power of our people, and we see that all encapsulated in Rokbak. At the same time, the company has its own personality, heritage and loyal customer base, and it will be exciting to see the brand evolve further as it sets out on this new stage of its journey.”