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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

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.

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, 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.

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

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

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.

Challenging Terrain

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

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.

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.

Coal Mining Made Easy

Indonesian contractor PT Bangun Olah Sarana Sukses is using A60H articulated haulers and EC480DL crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment to save cost and increase efficiency at its coal mining site in East Kalimantan.

Hiway Stabilizers take delivery of first Volvo P8820C paver in Australia

Hiway Stabilizers, an Australian company delivering advanced stabilisations solutions for pavements, recently took delivery of the first P8820C ABG tracked paver in Australia from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

Making dreams come true

The EC350D crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is supporting an Indian contractor realise his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur in Gujarat.

We look forward to closely interacting with both customers and prospects

Volvo CE strongly focuses on productivity and lowering cost of operations or cost per tonne for customers. A big contributor is fuel efficiency.

Volvo CE to showcase future technology at Excon 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will be showcasing its future technologies at the Excon 2019, to be held during December 10-14 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

Srei Equipment, United Bank to jointly offer loans

Srei Equipment Finance (Srei Equipment), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance (Srei), partnered United Bank of India to jointly offer loans to MSME sector and retail customers under a co-lending arrangement.

Volvo CE speeding up infra developments in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is supporting infrastructure growth across India with its range of construction equipment.

Mega training programme for equipment operators

Volvo Construction Equipment India organised an operator training-cum- Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) certification programme in India for wheel loader and excavator operators.

Technology paving the way for innovation

The recently concluded mega construction equipment event bauma saw a slew of new technologies on show that are going to attract the attention of the customers in future.

Building Better Roads

A fleet of asphalt compactors, double-drum compactors and a tracked sensor paver from Volvo CE are improving the quality of roads and life in the city of Bellary in Karnataka.

Supporting Mental Health Awareness

The machinery and plant hire company partnered with Volvo CE's exclusive Australian distribution partner CJD Equipment to paint the excavators blue in support of better mental health awareness in the workplace.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Integrated Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Volvo Dig Assist

Trimble and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced an integrated Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Volvo Dig Assist 2D grade control on Volvo excavators.

Improving Transport Network

Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on an ABG5820 paver from Volvo CE to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 km of roads in the region.

Volvo CE partners with National Geographic on sustainability project in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a sustainability project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.

Supporting waste recycling

Repurpose It is using new technology to recycle huge quantities of material for re-use in the construction industry. The company has selected five new machines from Volvo Construction Equipment to help with loading and handling duties.

Volvo CE appoints new dealer in Rajasthan

BSES India has been appointed Volvo CE dealer for 13 districts in the southern part of Rajasthan effective February 1, 2019.

Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines by 2020

The first machines will be unveiled at the Bauma exhibition in April 2019, followed by a staged market-by-market introduction and ramp up in 2020.

Reaching out to infra needs

Government's high spending on infrastructure projects drives the demand for construction equipment while earthmoving equipment being the largest used equipment category leads the growth.

Volvo CE to highlight infrastructure development

At the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018, Volvo CE will be showcasing a new wheel loader and asphalt compactor.

Volvo CE India unveils unique demo road

Volvo CE showed customers a new 100-m demo road cross section when Volvo celebrated its 20th anniversary in India.

Volvo CE demonstrates infrastructure strength in Jakarta

During the AABI asphalt and cement association event in Indonesia, Volvo CE showcased its P6820C ABG tracked paver and SD110 soil compactor.

New rigid haulers in Asia-Pacific

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has added to its industry-leading hauler portfolio for Asia-Pacific with the introduction of four new models: R45D, R60D, R70D and R100E.

Productivity gains

Volvo fleet helps Melbourne aggregates company thrive, enhance productivity. The Burdett Group says using Volvo equipment has become a good habit as the company dramatically expanded its operations.

Increasing productivity at steel plant

Four specially-engineered E-Series excavators from Volvo are boosting production levels at Hwanyoung Steel's factory in Chungnam, Korea.

Volvo CE debuts new range of rigid haulers in Asia-Pacific

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has added to its hauler portfolio for Asia-Pacific with the introduction of four new models:

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

Improved uptime on mining site

Indian mining customer Hilltop Hirise was targeting 5,000 hours of operation per year with the Volvo EC480DL, but the machine delivered around 7,000 hours per year.

Speeding up productivity

The Volvo EC200D is the fastest 20-ton class excavator on the market, according to the company. It offers exceptionally high swing torque and unique lifting capabilities which make it the natural choice for general construction earthmoving work.

Paving to perfection

Asphalt paver market is likely to flourish in the coming years as more rural roads and highways are in the offing. The Budget 2018-19 has major focus on extension of 3.17 lakh km of rural roads which are largely asphalt roads.

Bringing river back TO its ORiGINAL FORM

Close to a decade after one of the most volatile volcano eruptions hit the Central Java region, a Volvo excavator is helping to return the Pabelan River back to its original form.

Infrastructure development continues to be key

In terms of demand volume, 2017 will be the peak year in India. The total market demand is high this year. We will cross more than 2,000 machine sales this year for the first time.

Volvo rocks at Quarry operations

For over 30 years, Traralgon-based Matthews Quarries has built its reputation on an ability to deliver aggregates on schedule. With rising momentum in new road and rail projects in Australia, the company has now added three more Volvo machines to its fleet-an EC750D excavator and two A45G haulers-to meet growing demand and ensure it maintains its hard-earned reputation for reliability.

Volvo CE announces own range of rigid haulers

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

Volvo EC300DL launched in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is strengthening its product offering in Indonesia with the launch of the EC300DL crawler excavator.

An opportunity to see how technology is shaping for Indian customers

We are seeing most activities in the road building sector with numerous projects progressing. Understandably, we are seeing the highest levels of demand for excavators, compactors and pavers for this application and its associated industries.

Less investment, More benefits

Telematics is important for effectively monitoring the equipment fleet in its operation and maintenance. Work on Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Telematics provides information about the location, fuel, maintenance, and all other parameters which can be accessed remotely on a smart phone, tablet or laptop

Boosting aggregate plant output

One of South Korea's biggest aggregate producers, Kyung Boo Corporation Inc, has built a new crusher plant in Gimhae, a fast-growing city in the country's South Gyeongsang province.

Revival on Cards?

India is witnessing an improved growth trend in coal mining, as Coal India Ltd (CIL) is aiming an output of one billion tonne by 2020. CIL has earmarked a capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore, as part of the road map for one billion tonne target, with a planned capex of Rs 8,500 crore in 2017-18.

Volvo debuts ec210d IN NEPAL

Building on a strong tradition of fuel efficiency and productivity, the Volvo EC210D crawler excavator is now available in Nepal. This machine is equipped with a range of features to ensure a superior performance, shift after shift.

75,000th articulated hauler from Volvo

A Norwegian customer took the delivery of the landmark hauler from Volvo.Volvo has achieved the landmark of producing 75,000th articulated hauler. The 75,000th machine v one of the new generation A45G full suspension models v rolled off the production line in late June at the factory where the first machine v the DDR631 or 'Gravel Charlie' v was made, in Brass, Sweden.

Volvo celebrates production of 75,000th articulated hauler

Volvo has achieved the landmark of producing 75,000th articulated hauler. The 75,000th machine ? one of the new generation A45G full suspension models ? rolled off the production line in late June at the factory where the first machine ? the DDR631 or ?Gravel Charlie? ? was made, in Bra?s, Sweden. The 75,000th machine is staying relatively local, going to Norwegian customer Leonhard Nilsen & S?nner AS.

Melker Jernberg appointed President of Volvo CE

Melker Jernberg has been appointed President of Volvo Construction Equipment and member of the Volvo Group Executive Board. Jernberg is currently President and CEO of the Sweden-based powder metallurgy company H?gan?s AB. Prior to this, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area EMEA at Swedish-based steel manufacturer SSAB. He will assume his new position on January 1, 2018.

Volvo Launches New Paver in India

Volvo CE has introduced its newest paver into India, the mid-sized P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

In Eco-town Construction

About 40 machines from Volvo CE including excavators, haulers, and motor graders are being used to build a luxury, gated 533-acre township in Malaysia.

Volvo launches P6820C ABG paver in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched its newest 9-m paver in India, the P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats, according to the company. This new tracked paver is powered by Volvo?s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine. The paver is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise.

Operator Champion

Volvo CE organised the first-of-its-kind construction equipment operator competition to equip the operators with the required skill sets.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

The five-day international exhibition on construction industry held in Las Vegas during March 7-11, 2017 recorded around 128,000 attendees, including around 26,000 international attendees.

Green, Greener, Greenest

At a time when the government is focusing on the next level of emission compliance in on-road and off-road vehicles, EQUIPMENT INDIA explores how the market is getting ready to comply with the latest norms.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

Volvo CE recognises operator talent in India

Bheemappa KS from Karnataka has won the maiden Operator Champion of India competition organised by Volvo CE, which saw nine winners in the heats from across the regions competing for the top spot in the final round. Narendra Singh from Rajasthan stood the runner-up in a close competition. The Operator Champion final took place between March 14 to16 at the Volvo CE headquarters in Bengaluru.

A Constructive Budget

The construction equipment segment in India has something to cheer about from the Budget measures such as more fund allocation to rural roads and highways construction, and announcement of infrastructure status to affordable housing.

Powering the mining

For more than three decades, a small community of mining contractors have grown and influenced the Indian mining industry. They have changed the face of Indian mining through sheer hard work, careful planning and the use of Volvo CE machines.