Volvo piling and tunnelling equipment is now available Europewide from Volvo Construction Equipment after a deal with Sweden’s CeDe Group. The agreement is part of a wider deal that will also mean road-rail machines and forestry bucket jibs, as well as all-terrain forklift units, will become available for sale through Volvo’s European dealership network.
Under the Zone 3 agreement, Volvo will supply the base machines with part CE marking to CeDe, which will then adapt them to specific market applications before gaining full CE marking. CeDe, based in Malmö, Sweden, has been developing Volvo-based products for the past 10 years and the Zone 3 agreement is a key aspect of the company’s ambition to launch its product portfolio in Europe.
According to Nordic sales and marketing manager for Volvo CE Region Europe, Magnus Rieger, CeDe’s ideas have helped Volvo meet customer needs in the past and “this agreement can only strengthen our relationship”.
Volvo also believes that the deal will open the equipment up to a wider customer base. Rieger added: “We will be able to turn what are currently individual specialist machines into higher volume specialist machines.”