At this year’s bauma exhibition Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is unveiling a host of new excavators, wheel loaders, pavers, haulers and compactors – including the A60H articulated hauler and the EC950E excavator – by far the largest machines of these types the company has ever introduced. There are 16 product launches in total, along with an entirely new approach to customer services and the launch of a new generation of machine control systems.
More is more
What is abundantly clear at bauma is the confidence with which Volvo CE is continuing to develop innovative, productive machines that help customers thrive in today’s ultra-competitive business. In fact, productivity is the key message of the show, under the banner of ‘Building Tomorrow’ alongside customers.
The largest ever articulated hauler and largest excavator are not the only flagship models being launched – several other large general purpose products are also debuting at the show, including the new G-Series articulated haulers. All of the machine introductions focus on meeting the needs of customers requiring maximum productivity.
Also on display at Volvo’s two stands (Indoor – C4:327 and Outdoor – FM510) are the 75 tonne class EC750E crawler excavator, EW60E wheeled excavator, the EWR150E short radius wheeled excavator and EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D compact excavators. Wheeled loaders are not forgotten, with the launch of the L50H, nor is road machinery, in the form of single drum rollers (SD75B, SD115B and SD135B), double drum (DD25B) and new P4820D paver.
When it comes to innovative customer services, look no further than the 8,700m2 of Volvo exhibition space. At bauma 2016 Volvo CE is launching a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses. Volvo CE will also use the show for the international unveiling of its revolutionary Co-Pilot secondary on-board services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine control systems – including Dig Assist, Load Assist and Compact Assist.
History repeating itself
Although always looking towards the next innovation, Volvo is not forgetting its roots at bauma 2016. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Volvo popularising the articulated hauler concept, the company’s latest A60H will be joined by its great, great, great, great grandfather, the DR631 from 1966 – fondly known as ‘Gravel Charlie’.
While the 2,300m2 indoor space is dedicated to static exhibits, multi-media displays, merchandise shop and salespeople on hand to offer walk-arounds, the 6,400m2 outdoor area (pictured left) is very much ‘action stations’. In addition to a regular machine show, complete with musical choreography, the action is non-stop, including an attachments demonstration and a paving demonstration. As part of the Operator Club portion of the exhibit, visitors can demonstrate their prowess at the controls of an ECR50D short-radius excavator, as they race against the clock to complete the challenging tasks set for them.
Martin Weissburg, the company’s President, is also hosting an international press conference during the show, in which he will highlight trading conditions, introduce the new products and outline the company’s future plans.
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo Construction Equipment is joined at bauma 2016 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services and Volvo Trucks, the latter who will show its latest generation of construction trucks.
If you were ever in doubt, Volvo Construction Equipment comes to the industry’s biggest show having lost none of its confidence in its ability to deliver innovation, productivity and a closer working relationship with customers.
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