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MINING AT THE CUTTING EDGE

UNITED STATES: Site Simulation program plays a pivotal role in a family-owned garnet mining businessby Carol Cassidy   The Barton family mining business started in 1878, harvesting garnet, a miner...

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

OPERATOR CORNER: Who are the best operators – men or women?Spirit hosts a light-hearted challenge Text and photographs by Brian O’Sullivan  Female machine operators were once regarded as a novelt...

EXCELLENT SERVICE BRINGS SUCCESS

CHINA: Chinese dealers implement Volvo CE’s after-market strategy to drive professionalization, differentiation and profitability by Michele Travierso Surrounded by the attractive bamboo forests of Moganshan ...

BUILDING THE WORLD WE WANT TO LIVE IN

INNOVATION: Volvo Construction Equipment unveils futuristic concepts and innovations to drive sustainability and changeby Charlie Ebers Excitement was in the air at Volvo Construction Equipment’s Xploratio...

MAKING LIGHT OF THE LOAD

NEW TECHNOLOGY: Volvo CE works closely with customers to develop the technology they want and need by James Gibbons   Operator Leif Andersson could never be accused of not taking his job seriously: h...

FROZEN ASSETS

SUSTAINABILITY: Things are hotting up at Sweden’s coolest holiday venue by Erik Skoglund By hosting the famous Icehotel, the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi in the far north of Sweden has really lived up to the w...

CREATIVE COLLABORATION

DESIGN: Volvo CE designers spearhead the company’s constant search for innovative solutions by James Gibbons   Volvo Construction Equipment’s Director of Design Sidney Levy regards himself as a facil...

VOLVO’S GOT TALENT

INSIDE TRACK: Just like in reality TV shows the world over, Volvo is made up of a diverse group of enthusiastic people who, whatever it is that makes them unique individuals, all want to do their best for their...

PERUVIAN PROSPECTS

PERU: Volvo CE is now an internal division of Volvo Peru, adopting a unique business strategy for Latin America as it gears up for a new boom in Peru by Marc Rogers  Peru is finding its groove again....

PUTTING THEORY TO THE TEST

TRAINING: Eco Operators are learning new ways of working which are better for them – and for the environment by Nathalie Rothschild Training staff who work with heavy equipment to become Volvo Eco Operators c...

PLANT RENTAL PIONEERS

GERMANY: A German company is Volvo CE’s biggest customer worldwide by Nigel Griffiths   Manfred Hoffmann launched his plant rental business in the late 1970s in Germany and built Baumaschinen-Hoffman...

SEA OF LEGENDS

VOLVO OCEAN RACE: Sailors on course for their greatest challenge yet in the next Volvo Ocean Race by Julia Zaltzman Just when you think it cannot get much tougher, they go and raise the stakes! Already the mo...

A MINI MARVEL

NEW PRODUCTS: Volvo and LEGO® Technic have teamed up again to build a faithful working replica of the new EW160E wheeled excavator by Brian O’Sullivan  Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO Technic b...

PERFECT PARTNERS

SUPPLIER DAYS: Through regular interaction Volvo Construction Equipment engages with its key suppliers to nurture the good relationships critical for both sides by Nigel Griffiths  Faced with globali...