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Volvo expands in United States

Volvo Construction Equipment president and CEO Olof Persson used Conexpo to announce a £61M expansion programme at its US production facility, describing North America as “a strategically important home market”.

The move signals the expansion of Volvo’s US facility in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to start production of wheel loaders, excavators and articulated haulers, in addition to the road machinery products already produced there.

The firm also launched a fundamental overhaul of its product portfolio - introducing 55 new or updated models to the range, including new generation excavators, wheel loaders, articulated haulers, backhoe loaders, motor graders, skid steer and compact tracked loaders.

16 new machines

The firm showed 16 new machines at Conexpo, including models from the new F-Series articulated hauler range, new B-Series backhoe loaders, D-Series excavators and B-Series motor graders.

Volvo’s stand included a road building zone, featuring the new G946B motor grader, SD116D soil compactor and MT2000 milling machine, utilities equipment, area including the PL3005 pipe layer, EC480D excavator, BL70 backhoe loader, ECR48C excavator and L90 wheel loader. At the quarry and aggregate zone, were Volvo’s largest wheel loader, the L350, and its largest articulated hauler, the A40F.

At the smaller end of the market Volvo also showed off its new skid steer and compact tracked loaders.

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