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At Volvo Construction Equipment we pride ourselves on our ability to create innovative solutions to customers' immediate and foreseeable needs.
This is how Volvo Construction Equipment started out in 1832, and we continue to create new concepts and set new industry standards. Read more on these pages about the real life innovative solutions that Volvo customers benefit from every day.
» Fume extraction system shortlisted for bauma Innovation Award
» A40F wins international product design award – again!
» Volvo receives Quality Innovation of the Year Award
» Volvo Construction Equipment shortlisted for prestigious innovation award
» Simulation – get real
» Rewriting the fuel efficiency rule book
» Optimizing operator behavior
» Taking the stress out of machine operation
» Volvo – the home of bright ideas
» Technology’s advance guard
» Volvo’s CareTrack will find you
» Volvo to install ice screen for film buffs - A cinema screen made from ice harvested by Volvo machines will feature for the first time at the Stockholm International Film Festival next month.
» Bright sparks. Good ideas are the lifeblood of any successful company. But how do you 'get' them - and how do you manage them once you do? Fortunately, Volvo Construction Equipment is rather good at achieving both, as Brian O'Sullivan discovers.
» What designers do in their spare time… Limited by costs, legislation, specifications, component commonality, customer focus groups and a host of other constraints, industrial designers are seldom given free rein to indulge their creativity. But when they are, as in Volvo Construction Equipment's Gryphin wheel loader design study, the results can be dramatic.
» No compromises What will Volvo's construction machines look like in the 2020s? A team of designers has come back from the future to show us what to expect. Brian O'Sullivan reports from Gothenburg.
» Telematics on-board With the introduction of the CareTrack integrated telematics solution, Volvo CE can offer its customers and dealers an unprecedented level of remote information about machine operations in the field.
» Heart of the matter Does whether machines have a Volvo engine really matter? And if so - why? Brian O'Sullivan discovers the importance the brand of engine plays in customer buying decisions.
» Big Bang theory Don't be mistaken into thinking that diesel is the dinosaur of the engine world - it's only just coming of age. This article dispels some myths about how they work, and explains why the modern diesel engine has such an exciting future.
» Good planning = good decisions All your machines are individually productive - but how well will they work with the other equipment on a site - or with the site conditions? Choosing sub-optimal equipment can mean the difference between profit and loss. Fortunately, computer simulations are creating virtual sites and helping determine the best mix of equipment and operating strategy. Brian O'Sullivan reports…
» More Care, Built in Comfortable, secure and relaxed equipment operators are happy, productive and profitable operators. Huge improvements have been made in the working environment of construction equipment - helped by the latest ergonomic thinking…
» Centaur stage Volvo Construction Equipment's designers have turned their creative attentions towards imaging the articulated hauler of the future. The result is Centaur, a radical take on emergent technologies. Brian O'Sullivan kicks its imaginary tyres.
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