Volvo Construction Equipment

312 Volvo Way
Shippensburg, PA
US, 17257

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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is a major international company developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for construction and related industries. Its products, leaders in many world markets, include a comprehensive range of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated haulers, motor graders, soil and asphalt compactors, pavers, milling machines and compact equipment. Volvo CE is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 20 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden.

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Building Tomorrow: Volvo goes all in on wheeled excavators for North America

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated that they are dedicated to the growing North American wheeled excavator market during their fall press briefing at their Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, manufacturing and customer experience facility. According to the company, the wheeled excavator market in North America is on pace for 23 percent growth in unit sales for 2016–2018, while Volvo is on pace for 60 percent growth in share of total unit sales for North America in 2016–2018. During that time, Volvo has introduced seven new models of wheeled excavator, including three replacement models. These models cover six size classes ranging from the 5- to 9-ton class to the 23-ton class, and include the introduction of Volvo's first dedicated material handler for North America, the EW240EMH.

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Testing of Volvo CE electric and autonomous machines begins at world’s first "emission-free" quarry

On the August 29, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska's Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95 percent reduction in carbon emissions and 25 percent reduction in total cost of operations.

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On a Roll in Waterloo

From left to right: Mike Mclean, site Lead Hand; Brian Kurt, Operations Supervisor; Kial Cummings, Heavy Equipment Operator; and Kevin Nowak, Fleet equipment maintenance mechanic support.

Located in southwestern Ontario, the Region of Waterloo encompasses three cities and around 530,000 residents. Set in the middle of the triangle formed by Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario, it's a greenbelt community that features a mixture of farms, educational facilities and technological innovation.

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Volvo CE unveils its first purpose-built landfill compactor

Volvo Construction Equipment has long been committed to the waste and recycling industry with wheel loaders, excavators, haul trucks and attachments. Now, Volvo has applied that industry and equipment expertise to the development of the LC450H landfill compactor, the company's first purpose-built landfill compactor for the North American market.

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Volvo partners with Allied for breaker sale and support

Volvo partners with Allied for breaker sale and support

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo) and Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied) have entered into an agreement for the sale and support of Allied hydraulic breakers. The partnership was created to offer customers more options in breakers and other aftermarket attachments in North America, and results in the addition of 40 models to Volvo dealer product offerings, including the Allied flagship Rammer and Hy-Ram hydraulic breakers and Ho-Pac and Skid-Pac compactor/drivers. Comparable Volvo-branded products in North America will be discontinued with this new partnership.

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Prototype hybrid wheel loader shows 50 percent fuel efficiency improvement in testing

Volvo Construction Equipment presented field test results for its LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader at a press event in California, US, on July 12. The company organized the event alongside its customer Waste Management, which carried out the field tests, CALSTART, which conducted emission tests on the machine, and the California Energy Commission, which helped fund the LX1 project. Since the end of last year, the LX1 has performed hundreds of hours of real work in two applications at Waste Management facilities in California. 

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Volvo excavators key to Tervita’s strategy on the road to continued growth in scrap recycling

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Recycling with a ‘can’ do attitude

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Volvo Construction Equipment unveils prototype hybrid wheel loader – the LX1

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its prototype hybrid wheel loader known as the LX1 at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reinforced that energy efficiency is at the top of the company’s agenda when it unveiled its prototype hybrid wheel loader – known as the LX1 – at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on September 14th. The company gave customers, the international press, government representatives and academics an exclusive look at the electric hybrid machine, which can deliver up to a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency. On top of this, the LX1 also offers a significant reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts.

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