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Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2015

  Citing weak demand in China, where sales have been cut in half, Volvo Construction Equipment reported a drop in revenues and a plunge in profit for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter, which ended March 31, total sales at Volvo ...


Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Posted by Jason Cannon on Apr 24, 2015

Volvo Group has dismissed Olof Persson as its president and chief executive, the company announced Wednesday. It also announced it plans to hire Scania boss Martin Lundstedt to lead Volvo Trucks back to increased profitability and restructuring efforts. “After three years of focus on product renewal, internal ...


With Intermat launch of 2 demo excavators, Volvo CE pres Weissburg says company “well-positioned” to ride value trend

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 22, 2015

Using the show to introduce a pair of new demolition excavators, Volvo Construction Equipment president Martin Weissburg also took time to discuss a trend currently affecting equipment markets. During remarks made Tuesday, Weissburg said the company is "well-positioned" to ride ...


Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 21, 2015

Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment since its acquisition from Terex last summer, is continuing down the path of offering both rigid-frame and articulated hauler off-highway trucks, according to Sam Wyant, global director sales and marketing, in an ...


Volvo CE intros EC220E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 20, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced an update to its 22-ton EC220 excavator boasting more power and better fuel efficiency than its D Series predecessor. The EC22oE crawler is powered by a Tier 4 Final Volvo D6 engine that, combined with an ...


Volvo now offers its VNX 630 heavy hauler in a tridem axle model

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 13, 2015

Giving the truck even more traction when hauling heavy equipment, Volvo has updated its VNX 630 severe duty hauler with a new tridem axle model. The new truck features three rear drive axles rather than two in an 8x6 configuration capable of ...


Volvo CE launches L60H, L70H and L90H wheel loaders with better fuel economy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has just introduced updates to its L60, L70 and L90 wheel loaders boasting fuel efficiency gains thanks to new engines and a nifty, smart gas pedal. The new L60H, L70H and L90H are each powered by Volvo 6-liter ...

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Volvo CE unveils first intelligent compaction system with real-time density, multitouch display (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 17, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment today introduced the industry’s first intelligent compaction (IC) system that measures density in real time at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore. Dubbed Density Direct, the Android-based system’s user interface features a 10-inch touch screen with multitouch capabilities ...

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Volvo CE’s new EC220E excavator protects attachments with a password, offers side-view camera

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a replacement to its 22-ton D Series excavator, updating the machine with a Tier 4 Final engine, improved hydraulics and a new Eco mode. The EC220E is powered by a Volvo D6J pushing 172 horsepower. Operating ...


Volvo CE profit plummets 157% to 4Q loss; big gains in North America keep full-year sales afloat

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

Thanks to increased demand in North America and Europe, Volvo Construction Equipment largely weathered a rough fourth quarter to keep its full-year 2014 earnings from falling too far. However, the company expects it will have to work hard in 2015 to ...


Antitrust suit alleges Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo conspired to bar Chinese construction equipment from U.S. market

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2015

International Construction Products has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three biggest names in construction equipment, accusing them of colluding to limit competition in the U.S. The suit was filed this morning in a U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, and names ...


VIDEO: Volvo excavator takes off a sailor’s clothes in uncomfortable display of precision

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

If you've never been both mesmerized and extremely uncomfortable at the same time, but might like to try it out, boy does Volvo Construction Equipment have a video for you. To preface the below video, you've got to understand that Volvo ...
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