Uptime and productivity in focus for Volvo Trucks at bauma
Presents its take on ways to address uptime and productivity challenges in the construction segment
“Together with Volvo Construction Equipment, we offer complete solutions for the construction industry. We will always have the right tools for the job, no matter if the customer works in a quarry, at an urban construction site or on the open road, says Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.
The Volvo FMX is one of the most capable and powerful construction trucks on the market. The Volvo FH combines excellent cab comfort with features for rough operating conditions, while the top-of-the-line FH16 with 750 horsepower is the powerpack for heavy loads.
Each new feature in the construction lineup is designed to make every working shift more productive, safe and comfortable for the driver. The Volvo Dynamic Steering is an excellent example. It has been further developed with four new features to improve lane keeping, stability, external remote steering and personal settings.
“Looking towards the future, new technologies within connectivity, electrification and autonomous solutions will enable us to improve customers profitability even further. We strive for leadership in these technology areas, and we are making great progress.”
At bauma, Volvo follows up the introduction of its first all-electric truck models in 2018 by presenting a new electric solution for light urban construction – a Volvo FE Electric equipped with a groundbreaking electric hook lift.
On the connectivity side, using machine learning to analyse data from thousands of trucks enables Volvo to identify patterns and predict breakdowns long before they occur.
“Knowing that uptime is crucial for construction customers, we turn every stone to improve in this area,” says Roger Alm. “On some markets, the customers don’t even have to come to our workshops. Instead, we save them time and money by coming to them.”