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Volvo CE delivered another large order of 21 excavators to PTBA in South Sumatra

Volvo CE’s dealer in Indonesia, PT Indotruck Utama ( ITU), continues to grow its partnership with state-owned PT Bukit Asam (PTBA). It’s a blossoming relationship that owes much to the quality and durability of the EC480DL and EC210D excavators the company has relied on over the past five years.

Representatives from Volvo CE Indonesia, PT Bukit Asam and PT Indotruck Utama during the new machine handover ceremony in Indonesia.

PTBA and ITU- Volvo CE’s sole dealer in Indonesia, have cemented their growing partnership with a major excavator order. PTBA, a state-owned company in the mining, energy, and renewables sectors, celebrated the arrival of 21 new machines with a special ceremony this August at its West Banko site in Tanjung Enim District, Muara Enim Regency in South Sumatra 

The order includes 19 crawler excavators (13 x EC480DL and 6 x EC210D) plus two wheeled excavators (EW205D). PTBA decided to place the large order after incredibly positive experiences with the seven EC480DL and one EC210D machine the company acquired from ITU over the past five years. Separately to the agreement for Volvo CE machines, PTBA will also receive 32 x FMX440 trucks from Volvo Trucks, which join the 19 x FMX400 construction trucks the company already owns.

“In a relatively short time, PTBA has become one of our most important customers,” says Novandy Lantang, Volvo CE National Sales Manager at ITU. “Since the first order in 2019, the company has never regretted choosing Volvo. The machine quality, and premium aftermarket support have impressed everyone.”

The PTBA order is just the latest in a string of significant deals being sealed by ITU across Indonesia. It follows the delivery of 10 x EC480D and 12 x EC210D excavators to a mineral mine project in North Maluku. This showed confidence in the machines and service solutions we provided with full customer satisfaction.

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