SPIRIT 53

GRASPING THE FUTURE

UNITED STATES: One of the largest lumber producers in the US is using Volvo machines to move one of its mills into the future by Julian Gonzalez In what appears to be a combination of the movies, Jurassic Par...

ALL HANDS ON DECK

ARGENTINA: A dockworker cooperative is happy to share the load in one of Argentina’s busiest ports by Kristie Robinson  "It could be worse. You could be loading bags on to ships in the port,” is the oft-heard...

AMBITIOUS GOAL

CHINA: Volvo pavers are used nationwide to help build thousands of kilometers of new roads by Cathy Smith Xi’an in the northwest of China, home to the famous Terracotta Warriors, was once the country’s imperi...

PASSIONATE, POSITIVE AND PATIENT

INSIDE TRACK: Volvo CE’s top man in Sales Region China shares his guiding principles by Cathy Smith At 5.30 in the morning, when many of Shanghai’s 23 million residents are still asleep, Francis Sum is out on...

SHIFTING SANDS

SAUDI ARABIA: A new road in the world’s largest sand desert is the first-ever land link between Saudi Arabia and Oman by John Bayliss At nearly 600,000km2, the sandy wilderness of Rub’ al Khali – or Empty Qua...

VOLVO CE SHOWS IT CARES  

BAUMA CHINA 2014: Volvo Construction Equipment makes its presence felt at Shanghai’s Bauma China exhibition, the number one trade show in Asia Volvo’s 1,804m2 exhibition area displayed the company’s long-term ...

FROM HOME-GROWN TO GLOBAL  

HISTORY LESSON: Smart acquisitions help Volvo CE grow into a world leader by Nigel Griffiths Earlier this year Volvo CE finalized the 2013 acquisition of the US hauler Terex Corporation, a manufacturer of off...

IN TUNE WITH HIS MACHINE

OPERATOR CORNER: A Spanish operator has a passion for classical music by Derek Workman Fixed above the windscreen of the Volvo L110G wheel loader is a photo of a three-year-old boy wearing a blue sweater and ...

CHINA’S OFFSHORE SAILING PIONEERS

VOLVO OCEAN RACE: Racing for China in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team is on a long-term sporting mission by Julia Brandon The tide is turning dramatically on China’s sailing history thanks to Dongfen...

SMART APPROACH TO BIG BUSINESS

NEW TECHNOLOGY: Volvo CE uses app software to market used equipment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Not so long ago, apps seemed to be aimed mainly at people downloading music or games. Now they cater fo...

SPOTTED IN SWEDEN  

ENVIRONMENT: This season’s animal prints not only feature on the fashion catwalks of Paris, London and New York, but also on a Volvo machine designed for a catwalk of a different kind…  Having undergo...

PAVING THE WAY FORWARD

SWEDEN: A Volvo paver was adapted to suit conditions nearly two kilometers below ground in the world’s largest iron ore mine by Nathalie Rothschild  The discovery of a massive iron ore deposit led to...