2012-07-16

Volvo Penta winners’ adventurous visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Finale in Galway



by Volvo Penta Region Europe

Seven lucky winners of the Volvo Penta European Service Campaign, accompanied by their family and friends as well as their authorized Volvo Penta Dealer, had the unique opportunity to enjoy two thrilling days in the heart of the Volvo Ocean Race village in Galway.

During the spring of 2012 Volvo Penta Region Europe has been running the Service Campaign where customers who serviced their engine by an authorized Volvo Penta dealer and/or purchased genuine Volvo Penta spare parts were offered the chance to win a trip to witness the Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway, Ireland.

The packed schedule started with the VIP “Warm Up” dinner on Friday evening in the Volvo pavilion where race information, films and interviews with people involved in the race were presented to the audience. An insight in the life onboard a Volvo Open 70 was given as well as anecdotes from the race.

The Swedish winners were even congratulated by Olof Persson himself, Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group, who stopped by their table. Very appreciated.

The participants learnt more about the Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo Penta and the Volvo Group the following day. Magnus Gedda, Service Manager Volvo Penta, gave an exciting presentation about Volvo Penta’s role in the race, the harsh conditions the D1 and D2 engines that are fitted in to the Volvo Open 70 boats are exposed to and also answered questions about the duration of the race and the construction of the boats.

Håkan Karlsson, Executive Vice President of Business Areas, gave interesting insight to the Volvo group and the importance of Volvo Penta being part of it. He also gave the audience a glimpse of the future vision of Volvo Penta and in what direction the company will be heading.

The afternoon was spent out at sea on a spectator boat, together with 200 Volvo VIP guests, witnessing the last raffling In-port Race which finalized the whole Volvo Ocean Race and resulted in Team Groupama being the overall winner.

The two days in Galway offered a fantastic atmosphere, great spirit of the race and friendly, warm hearted people welcomed all the visitors to Ireland. Time passed very quickly but resulted in life lasting memories, friendship and valuable customer relationships for both the dealers and for Volvo Penta.

We want to thank all Volvo Penta dealers and customers for participating in the campaign and for choosing Volvo Penta as your supplier.  

Participants:

Germany

Michael Kühn

Customer winner

 

Stephan Spaltmann

Customer winner

 

Manfred Vollmar

VPS Schrörs Bootsmotoren

 

Bernhard Fründt

Volvo Penta Germany

Spain

Jesus Nuñez Velasco

Customer winner

 

Mercedes Aparicio Gallinal

Customer winner

 

Alfredo Portilla Piris

VPS Yates y Cosas

 

Fco. Javier Fernandez

Volvo Penta Spain

Sweden

Weine Johansson

Customer winner

 

Ing-Marie Johansson

Customer winner

 

Ingemar Andersson

VPS St Anna Marin

 

Johan Aspeqvist

Volvo Penta Nordic

Denmark

Steen Schmidt-Pedersen

Customer winner

 

Steffen Møller Nielsen

Customer winner

 

Henrik Lund Andersen

VPS Lund Marinecenter

 

Peter Bertelsen

Volvo Penta Europe Nordic

Norway

Monique Blom

Customer winner

 

Hans Thorstensen

Customer winner

France

Alain Bonneton

Customer winner

 

Régine Bonneton

Customer winner

 

Jean Cédric Teissonnière

VPC Méca Bateau Bandol

 

Stephanie Teissonnière

VPC Méca Bateau Bandol

 

Jean Claude Montesinos 

Volvo Penta Europe France

The Netherlands

Mitchel Thomas Alexander

Customer winner

 

Johan Peter de Winter

Customer winner

 

Olaf Böhm

VPC Jachthaven Loosdrecht

 

Stijn Becker

Volvo Penta Benelux

Sweden

Linda Ahl

Volvo Penta HQ

 

Jennie Pedersen

Volvo Penta HQ



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