January 1st 2000 marks a name change for the range of compact excavators manufactured by Volvo Construction Equipment. Previously branded Pel-Job, they from that day carry the name Volvo and the Volvo product designations have been adopted. The change follows the earlier acquisition of the French company by Volvo Construction Equipment.
The latest generation compact excavators was introduced in Europe in 1999, with four new models in the 2,5 to 4,5 t range. As with all Volvo construction equipment, the compact excavator line develops impressive levels of performance and technological advances.