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Volvo Construction Equipment

In less than two years, Volvo Construction Equipment has successfully launched over 40 new products, such as B-series wheeled and crawler excavators, B-series motor graders, a large range of E-series wheel loaders - all equipped with Volvo engines - B-series compact wheel loaders and compact excavators, as well as the internally developed backhoe loaders.

For the first nine months of 2003, the company’s net sales reached SEK16,655 million. This represents an increase of six per cent compared to the same period in 2002. Volvo CE was able to increase its share of the total market in several important product and geographical areas.

Over the years, Volvo Construction Equipment innovations such as drastically reduced service requirements on articulated haulers, torque parallel linkage, an electronic monitoring system for wheel loaders and the Care Cab have given the company a distinct competitive advantage.

Superior productivity and economy, reliability, quality, operator comfort and safety, service life and serviceability all are aspects that Volvo Construction Equipment emphasises in the design of its machines.

The company has historically held strong positions in Europe and North America and now extends its presence in Asia (e.g. China and South Korea), South America and Eastern Europe (e.g. Poland and the former Soviet Union).

Volvo Construction Equipment is one of the world’s leading players in the construction equipment industry with production on four continents. The company’s product range includes wheel loaders, excavators, articulated haulers, motor graders and compact equipment. A variety of 'soft product' offerings including financing programs and maintenance plans are also available.

Volvo Construction Equipment distributes its products to customers in over 100 countries, mainly through an independent dealer network and in parallel with a recently launched rental program. The products are primarily used in construction, including building and civil engineering, aggregate operations, quarries, industrial applications, forestry and rental/plant hire.

Volvo Construction Equipment has production facilities in Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, the US, Canada, Brazil and Korea. The company has an extensive international distribution network complemented by a limited number of wholly owned marketing and sales entities in key markets.

Volvo Construction Equipment became a wholly owned subsidiary of AB Volvo in 1995. The same year, Groupe Pel-Job, a manufacturer of compact equipment, was acquired. In 1997 the Canadian manufacturer of road graders, Champion Road Machinery Ltd, was incorporated into the Volvo Construction Equipment. In May 1998, Volvo acquired Samsung´s construction equipment business.

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