SPIRIT MAGAZINE

ROCK-SOLID SURVIVAL

VOLVO OCEAN RACE: Advanced technology will put race enthusiasts in touch with the on-board action by Julia Zaltzman  The Volvo Ocean Race, it is fair to say, is somewhat of a dichotomy. On the one ha...

LIGHTENING THE LOAD

BULGARIA: Volvo articulated haulers are the trucks of choice at the largest lignite mine in South Eastern Europe by Oliver Halls The Stara Zagora Province is a particularly coal-rich region in central Bulgari...

METAL MASTERCLASS

CANADA: A Canadian-based recycling company wastes no time adding value to scrap metalby Ronald Mullins Shortly after sunrise each morning when General Manager Stuart Sharpe and his team arrive at the spraw...

PRIDE OF PLACE

POLAND: A Polish company has taken delivery of the first Volvo EC750E crawler excavator sold in Europeby Katherine Brook  The giant 75-tonne EC750E is ready for heavy dirty duties. The first to be...

VOLVO CE AT CONEXPO 2017

UNITED STATES: Volvo Construction Equipment introduced new machines and new operator systems, and launched an industry-leading active machine monitoring service at the show in Las Vegas, the largest constructio...

BUILDING A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

ENVIRONMENT: Low-carbon construction cuts costs and improves performanceby Nigel Griffiths  As well as cutting greenhouse gases (GHG) and supporting climate action, reducing the carbon footprint o...

ROCK-SOLID SURVIVAL

UNITED KINGDOM: Volvo machines have played a role in ensuring the future of the renowned Portland stone by Tony Lawrence  London and the Isle of Portland do not, on the face of it, have much in common. London...

CONTROLLED CHAOS

UNITED STATES: Increased productivity was the motive behind this Texan company’s decision to opt for Volvo machinesby Carol Cassidy   Lloyd Nabors likes to tear things down. He was a young boy whe...

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

SOUTH KOREA: A demolition firm hopes its new Volvo CE high-reach excavator will raise the bar for safety standardsby Jason Strother   Doh Moon-gil, CEO and Chairman of Sungdo Construction, studies...

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

GERMANY: One of the largest construction companies in Europe deploys Volvo simulators in a unique teaching programby Nigel Griffiths   Located in the small, rustic town of Bebra in Hessen, Germany...

LIVING THE DREAM

INSIDE TRACK: This Volvo CE engineer has his sights set firmly on the futureby Brian O’Sullivan  Not many people land their perfect job at the first attempt, but control systems engineer Albin Nil...

A SMART CITY IN THE DESERT

SUSTAINABILITY: Lusail, in the State of Qatar, is setting an example of how to build cities of the future With a rapidly increasing population, the State of Qatar, located on the northeastern coast of the Arab...

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...