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MADE TO MEASURE

NEW ZEALAND: Custom-built Volvo excavators are helping drive a vital part of the New Zealand economy by Jeff RogersThe forested Canterbury high country of New Zealand is no place for the faint-hearted, esp...

FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

NETHERLANDS: With major flooding predicted in the next 25 years, the Dutch rely on sturdy defenses against rising sea and river levels by Nigel Griffiths     O  ver the centuries, the Dutch have beco...

NONE FOR THE ROAD

SAFETY: The safety of people, machines and the environment they operate in is at the heart of Volvo CE activities  Safety rules that should never be broken when operating construction equipment includ...

BREAKING NEW GROUND

BRAZIL: Brazil’s Fagundes mining corporation recently became the world’s leading purchaser of  the Volvo 70-tonne excavator by Sam Cowie R eliability, productivity and value for money are the main reasons why...

SIMPLY THE BEST

FRANCE: The synergy between this Volvo CE customer and his local dealer is key to their combined success by Catherine Wells    As dynamite charges are detonated on the edge of a limestone cliff, a mu...

NO TIME TO WASTE

CHINA: The Laogang landfill turns gas from waste into energy, and is one of the largest projects of its kind in Asia by Michele Travierso  The roar of a Lufthansa A380 at full power taking off from S...

BURSTING WITH ENERGY

INSIDE TRACK: Meet the man in charge of putting Volvo CE’s energy-reduction measures into practice by Cathy Smith   As a young teenager in his garage at home in Helsingborg in the far south of Sweden Joha...

LEADING ROLE

ENVIRONMENT: Collaboration is the key to success on climate action, says Volvo CE President Martin Weissburg by Patricia Kelly  Recognized as a pioneer in sustainable production, Volvo CE continues t...

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

OPERATOR CORNER: A Chinese operator sings the praises of Volvo’s A40D articulated hauler by Michele Travierso  The Shanghai Laogang landfill, operational since 1989, is the largest landfill in China ...

CULTURAL IDENTITY

SPONSORSHIP: Volvo supports the cultural and artistic life of its home town Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city by Kate Holman  The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (familiarly known as the GSO) an...

OILING THE WHEELS OF SUCCESS

NEW TECHNOLOGY: Lubricants represent a key component for Volvo CE customers by Tony Lawrence  Everyone knows that some components are essential to a machine’s success. For instance, an articulated ha...

COMING UP WITH THE GOODS

FINANCE: Volvo CE customers on three continents attest to the value of dealing with Volvo Financial Services Kelston Sparkes Group (KSG) Ltd, based just outside Bristol in south-west England, has 180 employees...

FLEXIBLE FINANCING

FINANCE: The involvement of Volvo Financial Services and its deep understanding of Volvo customers and their industries can help support sometimes difficult purchasing decisions by Cathy Smith     Th...