Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is investing in the future at its facility in Braås, home of the company’s leading range of articulated dump trucks, as a clear signal of its commitment to lead the transformation of all products towards a more sustainable future in the construction industry.
Volvo, which can be considered a role model in the climate issue, shows once again that they have taken the climate crisis seriously and are contributing to climate neutrality by 2039.
- An investment of SEK 360 million will accelerate the gradual transition to electromobility for Volvo’s frame-controlled dump trucks
- This is part of Volvo CE’s long-term focus on environmental work and driving industrial transformation to combat climate change
Volvo CE has announced its intention to invest SEK 360 million in its production facility in Braås, between now and 2027.
The facility in Braås, which has long been known for its environmental credentials, specializes in the design and manufacture of frame-controlled dump trucks for the global market. It recently produced a fossil-free construction machine that was the first in the world to be delivered to a customer – an A30G dumper that is now used by Swedish NCC.
Sustainable innovation in its DNA
The decision to invest in Braås was taken by AB Volvo’s board and means that the plant will be adapted in the coming years to be able to produce a larger range of frame steered dumpers with different types of powertrains to reflect the demand for construction machinery with more sustainable power sources.
The investment will be used to expand the production capacity of the 45,000 m² facility to broaden the product range going forward, with the addition of new buildings and production equipment. Looking to the future and in line with the aim of building the world we want to live in – and workplaces we want to work in – Volvo CE will also invest in automation and ergonomics to both reduce the need for employees to perform repetitive tasks and create a safer working environment.
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