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Volvo testing first large electric excavator

Taking the next step to battery power for its machine line-up, Volvo Construction Equipment has electrified its first large crawler excavator as a customer pilot.

Volvo upgrades its largest wheel loader

The flagship of Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loaders, the 56-tonne L350H has been upgraded to increase productivity, fuel efficiency and profitability, the company says.

Loaded with opportunities

The wheel loader market is estimated to be valued at over $23.74 billion by 2030. It is anticipated to reach a CAGR of over 8.9 per cent during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

Volvo CE India showcases biodiesel blends for CE range

Volvo CE India has announced that its customers across the country will have access to select biodiesel blends to run their Volvo machines.

CE export witnesses 60% growth in FY22

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) the export of construction equipment has increased by 60 per cent in FY22 with earth-moving equipment witnessing 69 per cent growth in the last fiscal year.

Volvo CE’s New Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loader

Contractors can now pre-order any of Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest electric machines: the L20 Electric compact wheel loader and the EC18 and ECR18 Electric compact excavators.

Paving the way

The Indian market has a presence of technologically-advanced pavers with the presence of many national and international manufacturers.

Bringing biodiesel on the market

Fuel costs and India’s reliance on foreign fuel sources are a constant concern for many construction owners whose businesses are heavily dependent on machinery that requires diesel. Many alternate energy sources have been discussed, researched, and used in the past but, for equipment, the primary form of alternate fuel has become biodiesel.

Volvo CE and Norrhydro develop electro-hydraulic solution

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

What’s Your C-sat Score?

C-SAT is a commonly used metric that acts as a key performance indicator for customer service and product quality in all kinds of businesses. C-SAT is short for customer satisfaction score.

Connectivity is key between automation and electromobility

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades. Construction could be the next industry to undergo an automation transformation.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Volvo Trucks boosts range on enhanced VNR Electric Truck

Volvo Trucks North America will kick off production of its “enhanced” VNR Electric model this Spring – a truck that features an increased range of up to 85 percent, faster charging, and more configurations than the prior model.

Paving the way ahead

While recent times may have been tough on construction equipment manufacturers, the compactor market is still brimming with optimism.

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Construction, industrial equipment makers to shift to electric

The construction and industrial equipment industry plans to shift to electric. Top businesses like JCB, Volvo CE and Schwing Stetter are either working on electric versions or conducting feasibility studies for launching e-appliances in India.

Budget 2022: Increased capex outlay for infrastructure development to drive demand for CE

The industry also welcomed the government’s efforts to mitigate the financial challenges of the MSME sector.

M Vijay Kumar appointed CEO of Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council

M Vijay Kumar comes with over 35 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

Volvo CE to run urban jobsite with all-electric construction equipment

Volvo CE is testing every aspect of how electric machines work in a big city – from charging infrastructure to energy supply and more – through its Electric Worksite research project.

Eicher delivers 315th BSVI truck to KNR

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, completed the 315th vehicle delivery to KNR CONSTRUCTIONS LIMITED

Improve excavation efficiency 45% with Volvo/Topcon precise excavator control

In the first stages of GPS-driven machine control, this technology enabled many contractors to park their motor graders and finish grade with a dozer. As GPS machine control migrated to excavators, some even found it possible to finish grade complex contours with their digging machines.

Volvo Buses India introduces completely built sleeper coach

Manufactured at the state-of-the-art Hosakote facility, the buses feature 39 luxury berths and 12.5 cu.m of personal luggage space

Eicher delivers 315th BSVI truck to KNR

The vehicles have been commissioned in prestigious mega NHAI Expressway Projects across South India.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched 6 heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India. Building on Volvo Trucks track-record of delivering industry leading solutions, these address the increasing demands for more productive and safer trucks in India.

Eicher establishes new standard in inter-city luxury bus travel

VE Commercial Vehicles launched an all-new industry-defining Coach & Sleeper bus range.

Volvo CE introduces 3 new construction BEVs

Roads and highways sector is considered to be the most vibrant infrastructure segment where a lot of activities ongoing consistently for a long time.

Eicher establishes new standard in inter-city luxury bus travel

Optimal blend of a high-performance driveline and aerodynamics with futuristic body design for luxurious aesthetics and passenger comfort

Volvo CE launches new range of equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) introduced a new series of pneumatic rollers, compactors, and wheel loaders for the market in India.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched six heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India.

Hexagon, Volvo CE to collaborate on autonomous safety systems

Hexagon’s Mining division has announced an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment to provide autonomous safety systems for the mining industry.

Volvo CE announces first North American Electric Machines’ pilot results

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced today the results of a pilot project testing the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader in North America.

Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

Keeping up with industry trends

Despite slowdown in the automotive industry, all the leading manufacturers of tippers and trucks have transitioned to BS-VI emission standards.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

6 new trucks from FM & FMX heavy-duty range come loaded with features to boost productivity, improve safety and enhance driver comfort

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

The Singapore-based demolition contractor, founded in 1987, is responsible for the deconstructing the towers from the top down, breaking up the building foundations and removing the demolished material from the site.

Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Volvo Construction Equipment launches new equipment in India

Volvo Construction Equipment launched a new range of compactors, pneumatic rollers, pavers and wheel loaders for the Indian market.

SDLG launches six new machines custom-designed for the Indian market

SDLG in India, has launched the latest range of Wheeled Equipment which includes 4 Wheel Loaders and 2 Motor Graders which are specially customised and built for Indian working conditions.

Volvo machines drive safe and profitable operation at Indonesian nickel mine

At the Weda Bay Nickel Project in Central Halmahera, Indonesia, a fleet of Volvo articulated haulers and excavators are offering excellent stability on soft ground

Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility: Volvo MD

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

D Krishnan of Volvo: Connectivity is key between automation & electro mobility

Dimitrov Krishnan, MD, Volvo CE India, speaks on whether machine automation will ever take off in construction.

Volvo excavators promote safety & efficiency on Singapore demolition site

In Singapore, demolition contractor Beng Siew Construction Pte Ltd is using a fleet of Volvo excavators to safely and efficiently demolish commercial buildings in the Tanjong Pagar area, clearing the way for a new commercial development, including a basement carpark.

New Volvo fuel challenge programme rewards customers for efficient operation

The incentive programme remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.

New Volvo fuel challenge programme rewards customers for efficient operation

The incentive programme remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

In a landmark moment, Volvo Trucks India has delivered the 1000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) delivered 50, 24-seater Eicher CNG AC Buses to Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). These buses were flagged off by Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil in Mahatma Phule Mandai, Pune.

Volvo Group launches CampX in India

Carrying forward its legacy of being at the forefront of developing and transforming the transport industry, Volvo Group launched CampX in India.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

Volvo Group launches CampX in India

CampX by Volvo Group is a global concept for innovation and collaboration, that will further strengthen the Group’s position into the emerging future.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

New Volvo fuel challenge programme rewards customers for efficient operation

The incentive programme remunerates Volvo EC200D and EC210D excavator customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with aftermarket credit for consuming less than the stipulated fuel consumption target for their respective country.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

Volvo launches EC530E and EC550E, the company’s biggest excavators

When joined with large buckets, the EC530E and EC550E are pass-matched to fill articulated haulers in the 30- to 40-ton class, demanding fewer passes to load them and decreasing cycle times.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Video Roundtable: Emerging trends in warehousing & importance of MHE

Industrial Products Finder (IPF) and Equipment India (EI), along with Kelley Material Handling Equipment India as the Associate Partner, hosted a video roundtable – titled “Emerging trends in warehousing and importance of MHE”.

Volvo & Norrhydro develop electro-hydraulic solution

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications.

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

Volvo & BBMP set up a 100-bed Covid care centre in Bengaluru

The facility will commence operations in two phases. The phase I (comprising 40 beds) fully sponsored by Volvo Group and supported by another Swedish major IKEA India, was inaugurated recently, by the Honourable Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

Over the past decade, Indonesia has made huge leaps forward as it overhauls its infrastructure and with it demand for cement and minerals like gypsum and limestone have skyrocketed.

Volvo CE EC210D powering up east java quarry in Indonesia

A rental and general contractor company in Surabaya, East Java, already relies on some of the leading machines from Volvo Construction Equipment, as it excavates limestone to meet Indonesia’s infrastructure demands. But four new additions are taking the company’s work to the next level.

Demand on the rise

The market is moving from mechanical to sensor pavers and the industry estimates the total market for sensor pavers to be more than 300 units per annum.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

Volvo CE pulls out of world's largest equipment trade show

Citing a new marketing approach and changing customer behaviors, Volvo Construction Equipment says it will not participate in the 2022 Bauma trade show.

Volvo EWR130E wheeled excavator can reach speeds up to 22 MPH

Volvo Construction Equipment's new EWR130E gives both lift performance and digging force to a highly maneuverable machine.

Daimler, Volvo launch fuel-cell truck partnership

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group announced the two companies have completed the formation a previously announced fuel-cell joint venture.

Volvo, Engcon ink tiltrotator deal

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon have formed a global supply partnership in which Volvo CE is offering integrated Engcon tiltrotators on its EC250 E and EC300 E excavators. Deliveries are anticipated in the first quarter of this year.

Doosan Bobcat gearing up for expected 19% NA sales boost this year

Further proof that compact equipment sales have escaped the significant downturn felt by heavy equipment sales in the past year is shown in Doosan Bobcat’s Q4 and 2020 results.

VE Commercial Vehicles sells 5457 units in Feb 2021

VE Commercial Vehicles recorded sales of 5457 units in February 2021 as compared to 4586 units in February 2020 (LYTD 47216), recording growth of 19% (YTD decline 27.5%).

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

Bauma China Boosts Industry Confidence

The bauma CHINA 2020 held in the midst of Covid-19 crisis attracted 2,867 exhibitors and around 80,000 trade visitors.

Volvo CE debuts mid-size electric excavator concept

Designed with safety and sustainability in mind, the concept EX03 electric wheeled excavator concept Designed with safety and sustainability in mind, the concept EX03 electric wheeled excavator with innovative rear screen safety feature made its debut at CIIE 2020

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Brokk has named Je Keeling the North American Sales and Marketing Manager. In his new role, Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

Volvo Group to launch SDLG excavators in India

The first SDLG excavator model to be launched in India is the 13 t E6135Fi

Brokk names North American Sales and Marketing Manager

Keeling is responsible for growing the Brokk brand in key segments across the US and Canada, including demolition, processing and mining

More than 2,800 exhibitors to participate in bauma CHINA

Despite the challenges due to Covid-19, the show will fill all 17 halls and the outdoor area at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Volvo CE launches new compact excavator in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced the launch of the Tier 3 EC55D compact excavator in Indonesia with offset boom, which is ideal for general construction.

Volvo CE unveils lighter-bodied R100E

The payload of the largest model in the Volvo rigid hauler line-up, the R100E, just got bigger thanks to a few clever modifications to the machine body. Using a lighter design, Volvo CE has managed to increase the capacity of the body from 60.4 cu m to 65 cu m, which is greater than any competitor model in the 100-ton class.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

VECV resumes manufacturing in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country. These plants located in Pithampur, Dewas, and Baggad in Madhya Pradesh and Thane in Maharashtra have resumed lean operations after the required permissions were granted by the state government.

Volvo supports healthcare professionals and police personnel

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to create unprecedented crisis in India, Volvo Group India has joined forces with the Government of Karnataka to control the transmission of this disease.

VECV extends support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has actively participated in the relief activities across India to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volvo Trucks dealer makes face shields

As India fights the coronavirus pandemic, a Volvo Trucks dealer has developed a simple and cost-effective face shield with his team, for the protection of the frontline warriors of COVID-19.

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck form JV

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture (JV).

Driving Efficiency at Underground Zinc Mine

Boasting high uptime, low fuel consumption and extreme versatility, a fleet of 22 L90F wheel loaders from Volvo CE has helped Rampura Agucha Mines in Rajasthan, excel in operational efficiency.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Volvo Trucks? dealer develops innovative face shields for Covid-19 frontline warriors

As India fights the coronavirus pandemic, a Volvo Trucks dealer has developed a simple and cost-effective face shield with his team, for the protection of the frontline warriors of COVID-19.