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Going deep to build the world's longest road tunnel

Reconstruction of the Coastal Highway Route E39 is not only Norway’s biggest ever infrastructure project – but the Rogfast Tunnel, of which it is part, will be the world’s longest and...

Increased uptime thanks to Volvo ACTIVE CARE

The global rollout of Volvo ACTIVE CARE is another unique industry first by Volvo CE. It takes the number-crunching out of machine telematics – thanks to the combination of fleet monitoring...

Tallest Volvo demolition excavator helps Veidekke reach new heights

Norwegian construction giant Veidekke has deployed a Volvo EC750E HR high reach excavator to demolish the 11-storey House of Oslo, one of the capital’s largest buildings.

Volvo's electric machine lights up award-winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Gold Medal winning Morgan Stanley Garden was constructed with the help of the Volvo ECR25 Electric. But how did the new electric machine perform on such a huge global platform?

What is the best tool for boosting profitability?

So you'd like to decrease your total cost of ownership and cost per tonne but don't know where to start? Take our quiz below to find the right tool for you.

5 maintenance tips to keep excavators in top condition

By carrying out regular maintenance checks and only using genuine Volvo parts, owners and operators can promote high uptime from their machines.

The Professional Profitability Toolkit

There are many factors that go into achieving an industry-leading cost per tonne. Volvo CE offers a whole host of services to help customers get the most from their machine.

Volvo Construction Equipment and SDLG take next step in China

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and SDLG will further extend its cooperation to accelerate the profitable growth journey. As of December 2020, all excavators from 15 tons made for...

Volvo Dig Assist: 'I couldn't go a day without it'

LMBab operator Patrik Ekström says Volvo’s Dig Assist feature for excavators has improved his work life massively. Unique to Volvo, the user-friendly new system helps operators complete...

5 top tips to reduce excavator wear

The way a machine is operated can have a huge influence on its uptime. Here are five tips operators should keep in mind to limit wear and tear.

Volvo machines help Georgian airport expansion project take off off

With a fleet of Volvo excavators and skid steers, contractor Black Sea Group is making much needed improvements to Georgia’s infrastructure, while helping to usher in a new era of...

Exploring the potential for 5G in construction

In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialling 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on...

Volvo machines help Georgian airport expansion project take off

With a fleet of Volvo excavators and skid steers, contractor Black Sea Group is making much needed improvements to Georgia’s infrastructure, while helping to usher in a new era of...

Volvo CE launches EMEA Uptime Center

In a bid to become customers’ number one choice for uptime in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Volvo CE has assembled a dedicated team to proactively support Volvo dealers in providing...

Four ways operator training can lower TCO

Operators have a huge influence on total cost of ownership (TCO). Customers who invest in their people will reap enormous financial rewards in the long term as they help them to bring out...

Sales up 15% in Volvo CE's first quarter

Growth in most major markets helped Volvo Construction Equipment deliver a solid first financial quarter 2019, with sales up 15% and profitability up 26%.

Simple Volvo hybrid set to improve fuel efficiency by up to 17%

The forthcoming EC300E Hybrid excavator’s boom-down motion charges energy-storing accumulators that are used to power the hydraulic pump.

The Volvo Group: helping solve construction's toughest demands today and tomorrow

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is presenting sustainable innovations for its customers today and tomorrow at bauma 2019 with its most advanced portfolio of machines and services yet...

Volvo CE unveils electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines.

Volvo adds Stage IIIA engines to SD115B, SD135B and SD160B soil compactors

The B-Series soil compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment are packed with advanced technology that adapts to the application and jobsite, however arduous, providing maximum versatility...