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POLISHED PERFORMANCE

GERMANY: Hamelin is not only famous for its legendary pied piper – it is also well known for engineering prowess at Volvo CE, one of the company’s main manufacturing centers by Nigel Griffiths  The V...

ITALIAN JOB

OPERATOR CORNER: Top-of-the-range machines are a driving force for this wheel loader specialist by John Bayliss Although driving cars and motorbikes are quite a passion for 35-year-old Claudio Luca Piazzi, on...

WORTHY OF THEIR STEEL

FRANCE: A family-owned and run company has worked with Volvo machines for more than 40 years by Cathy Smith  The bulk carrier Diamantina has crossed the Atlantic from the US coastal city of Norfolk, ...

FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP

ITALY: Construction of a new reservoir is helping a thriving Italian fruit industry to blossom  by John Bayliss    Apples have been cultivated in northern Italy’s Trento province for more than 2,000 ...

NO STONE UNTURNED

SOUTH KOREA: Safety is the bedrock of quarry performance  by Emilee Jennings    As the sun rises on a winter’s day in the east of South Korea, operators at the Gunwi plant sandstone quarry are alread...

ROAD TO PROSPERITY

PANAMA: No less than 28 Volvo machines are deployed on the renovation of a stretch of the legendary Pan-American Highway by Julian Gonzalez     Connecting vast oceans and stretching 77km across lush ...

FROM THE HEART

INSIDE TRACK: Volvo CE’s Senior Vice President Core Value Management has been with the Volvo Group for most of his working life by Patricia Kelly  Less than a year ago, Jonas Jademyr exchanged the ru...

TAKING THE HELM

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad reveals his passion for the event and takes a look at what’s on the horizon by Julia Brandon  "The Volvo Ocean Race is the ultimate challenge you can find on the pla...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

NEW PRODUCTS: Volvo CE’s Hamelin plant in northern Germany rose to the rare challenge of designing a new machine range from scratch – the DD105 asphalt compactor by Nigel Griffiths  While its three-y...

MASTER CLASS

VOLVO CE MASTERS: Past winners enthusiastically recommend participation in the next Volvo CE Masters competitionby Tony Lawrence If any service technicians or parts specialists are wondering whether to ta...

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

UNITED KINGDOM: Three British companies are building their businesses with tried-and-trusted partners by Tony LawrenceOn the face of it, Rod Cockette and Leigh Stevenson have little in common: one speciali...