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THE TEST PILOT

OPERATOR CORNER: All Volvo machines sold are fully tested by professionals by Patricia Kelly   Just about every machine operator in the world has someone like Johan Agnehamn to thank for keeping them...

FRONT-LINE REVOLUTION

NEW TECHNOLOGY: The future has arrived for machine operatorsby Nigel Griffiths  Unveiled by Volvo Construction Equipment at this year’s Bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany, was a compact Android t...

DEALS ON WHEELS

SWEDEN: There is a strong partnership between Volvo’s financing arm and its leading equipment brandsby Nathalie Rothschild   Christer Ohlsson cuts a trim business figure in his brown leather shoes...

PERFORMING PARTS

TECHNOLOGY: Top-quality machines demand top-quality partsby Jim Gibbons   To keep the human body working as well as possible, it is important to keep fit, breathe clean air and eat healthy, contam...

GROUND-BREAKING BUSINESS

UNITED KINGDOM: Mud, muck and machines: the stratospheric growth of a Midlands-based construction companyby Jim Gibbons   The poet Hilaire Belloc once described the English Midlands as “sodden and...

TREASURE MOUNTAIN

UNITED STATES: Dormant marble quarries are revived to feed international demandBy Amy Crouse  The towns of Carrara in Italy and Marble in Colorado are worlds apart in both distance and culture. Se...

WORLD FIRST

NEW PRODUCTS: Volvo Construction Equipment has launched its largest articulated hauler to date  The new Volvo A60H hauler starts production in November and, initially, the company plans to produce abo...

SECRET SERVICE

INSIDE TRACK: The complexities of products and procedures make for a challenging but fun jobby Nathalie Rothschild  Niklas Staxhammar has managed a range of projects since joining Volvo in 2011, b...

ALL IN GOOD TIME

INDIA: Laying down India’s road to development by Sanjay Pandey   The government in India has recently introduced a number of measures to expedite stalled or lagging construction projects, a...

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

CHINA: China is digging deep to feed its populationby Michele Travierso   The pace is fast and furious at the Jinning phosphate mine. A procession of haulers ride up and down the hill to the mine ...

FIRM ALLEGIANCE

NETHERLANDS: A loyal fan of Volvo articulated haulers is repaid with steadfast service By Nigel Griffiths    Earlier this year the Dutch earth-moving contractor Gebroeders Den Hartog took de...

THE VALUE OF GOING GREEN

ENVIRONMENT: Driving down CO2 emissions  Innovations in the wheel loader product platform are delivering significant reductions in the company’s overall carbon dioxide (CO2) output, helping Volvo Cons...