Sweden

Engcon — Engström Construction — turns 30 this year. It all began in Stig Engström's garage in the village of Lidsjöberg, 55 miles northwest of Strömsund in northern Sweden When Engström first saw an excavator quick coupler that was able to tilt and rotate, he realized immediately that the product would change the world of excavation.

Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden's first 5G network for industrial use at Volvo CE's facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions.

With another year of busy growth for Rototilt Group, with increased sales and continued growth on the export markets, Rototilt foresees continued success and is expanding its factory in Sweden. "With the tremendous growth we are seeing in North America along with other emerging markets it is great to see the expanded factory investment commitment to meet the growing global demand for Rototilt tiltrotators," said Gerry Mallory, general manager Rototilt Inc.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and its customer Skanska have been testing the viability of the Electric Site research project over a 10-week span at Skanska's Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The results are now in and they are even better than expected.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has moved into its new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden. To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held on Sept. 3, which was attended by senior company leaders and approximately 500 employees.

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska recently began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. 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.

Metso has successfully completed its acquisition of the Swedish mobile crushing and screening solution provider P.J.¬†Jonsson och Söner. The agreement regarding the acquisition was announced in April 2018. “This acquisition is an important step in implementing Metso's growth strategy, allowing us to strengthen the breadth and availability of our product and service offering for the Nordic market.

Every night, just over an hour after midnight, a rumbling arises from the ground under Kiruna. Most people living here are so used to the sound that they don't even react. LKAB's nightly explosions are a part of the everyday life of this city, located 145 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

'Moving a City' tells the story of Kiruna's historic move and its challenges. Sweden's northernmost city was founded more than 100 years ago because of the rich iron ore deposits in the ground. Today, mining is the main source of income for the city.

Bringing together a range of customer success stories from around the world, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched the brand film 'Building Tomorrow.' Released on Oct. 14, it showcases how Volvo machines through a variety of customer projects are working to create a better future for the generations to come, "to build the world we want to live in."“At Volvo Construction Equipment we are driven by the idea that through imagination, hard work and technological innovation we will lead the way towards developing a world that is cleaner, smarter, and more connected,” said Martin Weissburg, president of Volvo CE and Member of the Volvo Group Executive Board.

With a history that can be traced all the way back to 1832, Volvo CE is one of the true pioneers of the construction equipment industry. The company is famed for its innovations in wheel loaders and articulated haulers, but also boasts more than 75 years of excavator experience.