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ELECTRIFYING RESEARCH

ENVIRONMENT: A major research project led by Volvo CE aimed at the electrification of construction machinery could lead to massive energy savings The demonstration project led by Volvo CE to power ...

SAINTS GO MARCHING ON

BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY: The first plane has already landed at the new airport built on the remote island of St Helena with the help of Volvo machinesThe moment many islanders, known as ‘Saints’, thought...

KEEPING COOL

  TECHNOLOGY: Volvo CE has a specially developed range of coolants to match its high-performance, low-emission engines by Nigel Griffiths With up to 20% of engine failures attributed to cooling system p...

TURNING UP THE GAS

BELGIUM: Volvo pipelayers were used on both sides of the border to allow gas to flow from France to Belgium for the first time by Derrick Butterfield As well as responding to increasing demand for gas in Belg...

REWRITING THE RULEBOOK

SWEDEN: A remote-controlled excavator takes versatility to a new level by Tony Lawrence  The 30-tonne excavator suddenly appeared, powering up to the edge of the quarry face, its boom extended and br...

A BUSINESS CARVED FROM MARBLE

FRANCE: Volvo wheel loaders are trusted with the delicate task of transporting huge blocks of marble by Patricia Kelly During a recent trip to London, Joseph Laplace was able to identify the marble decorating...

GROWTH INDUSTRY

POLAND: An entrepreneur in Poland has transformed a family business into one of the country’s largest producers of both premium-quality mushrooms and the compost used to grow them by Nigel Griffiths The small...

DEALER DEVELOPMENT

INSIDE TRACK: Elsie De Nys is a powerful force in Volvo CE’s dealer development by Cathy Smith Her friends joke that she runs on long-life batteries – a reference to her high level of energy and preference fo...

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

OPERATOR CORNER: Volvo excavators have what it takes … and more by Sam Cowie   On a chilly Thursday afternoon in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, a fleet of construction ...

HORSE POWER

SPONSORSHIP: Volvo has sponsored the world-renowned Gothenburg Horse Show for the past 40 years by Julia Brandon  Officially the second-largest city in Sweden, and ranked by Forbes as the 12th most i...

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

CHINA: Volvo CE has developed mobile service stations for its customers in far-flung places In a country the size of China, it is not always easy for customers in remote areas to get instant access to machine ...

CLEARING THE WAY AHEAD

UNITED STATES: Volvo CE is making extensive modifications to a fleet of excavators for a California-based demolition company by Julian Gonzalez  As the sun slowly rises to the east of Sunnyvale, Cali...