CHICAGO – Volvo Penta of the Americas Inc. will assist its dealers in becoming certified under the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program by helping defray certification costs, Dealer Certification authorities said in a press release yesterday. Beginning with the 2007 model year, Volvo Penta dealers successfully achieving Marine Industry Certified status can use up to 100 percent of their accrued Volvo Penta advertising co-op funds to cover costs associated with the dealership certification program. Volvo Penta dealers that have already become Marine Industry Certified are encouraged to submit their certification letters to Volvo Penta for verification and recognition.
“Volvo Penta is committed to developing the finest dealers in the country, with a passion to deliver and improve customer satisfaction,” said Clint Moore, Volvo Penta of the America’s president and CEO. “We view the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program as a crucial element in assisting this mission.”
To date, a total of 415 dealerships have enrolled in the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program, 132 of which have completed the certification process and earned official Marine Industry Certified designation.
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