Now in its 180th year Volvo Construction Equipment is celebrating its long history of innovation and forward thinking by showcasing a host of new, award winning products, services and a unique environmental agreement at Intermat 2012.
For Volvo Construction Equipment, innovation and a constant desire to improve have always been crucial to every design – and it shows in the company’s newest product offerings. These qualities are on full display at Intermat 2012, where Volvo CE is unveiling a range of new machines in its 3,726 m2 (40,110 ft2) of stand space, under the theme of ‘Discover A New Way’.
Pat Olney, the company’s President and CEO, hosted an international press conference during the show, in which he highlighted trading conditions and introduced the new product line up.
The Volvo stand highlights everything from award winning new products, to advanced engineering solutions and a dedicated Service and Support unit, promoting the company’s CareTrack remote monitoring system, maintenance packages and Volvo Financial Services offerings.
Under the spotlights of Paris’s Parc des Expositions, machines are arranged by customer use and application, demonstrating how Volvo products are designed to work together as a total customer solution. A wide range of new fuel-efficient products and services are shown. Highlights include the new D-Series excavator range, including the ECR145D/ECR235D reduced radius excavators, the new EW range of wheeled excavators, and the heavy duty EC380/480D excavators, which meet the strict requirements of European emissions legislation while offering power, reliability and superior cycle times.
Also on show is the all-new C-Series wheeled and tracked skid steer loaders, as well as the new range of G-Series wheel loaders including the L45G and L50G mid-sized wheel loaders and the larger L60/70/90G wheel loaders. There is plenty of innovation to discover among the company’s road machinery products too, including the new DD25 double drum compactor and P7820C ABG asphalt paver.
Volvo CE’s innovative product designs have been recognized internationally and the company is proud to announce that it has won the prestigious red dot design award two years running. In 2011 it was awarded the red dot design award for its L220G wheel loader and this year it has won the red dot ‘best of the best’ design award, the highest accolade available, for its A40F articulated hauler. Both machines are on display at the Volvo stand.
Volvo CE also picked-up an award at Intermat itself, after winning a gold award at the Intermat Innovation awards for its new On Board Weighing system. Designed for its F-Series Full-Suspension articulated haulers, the OBW uses pressure sensors on the suspension to log all transported loads and allow complete payload management – giving access to data such as total transported load in tonnes; tonnes transported per liter of fuel; and number of cycles.
Also highlighted by the company is its new agreement with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Climate Savers program, an initiative shared with Volvo Buses and Volvo Group Truck companies. The new agreement sees a combined commitment by Volvo to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 million tons from construction equipment, buses and trucks manufactured between 2009-2014. The agreement makes Volvo CE the first construction equipment company to join the program and its joint venture partner SDLG the first company in China to join.
Highlighting the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo Construction Equipment is joined at Intermat 2012 by sister companies Volvo Penta – which is presenting its own advanced solutions to meet the requirements of the EU and US emissions legislation – and Volvo Trucks, which will show its latest generation of construction-focused trucks.
Volvo Construction Equipment has come to Intermat 2012 with a positive outlook based on a growing reputation for providing customer solutions and support – and arguably the most innovative fleet of products and services on the market.