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Volvo CE unveils new look road machinery

In a move that shows the growing importance in the Indian subcontinent, Volvo CE has chosen the EXCON exhibition in Bangalore to offer a glimpse of the Volvo branded Road Machinery products.

Volvo CE is using its participation in the EXCON construction equipment exhibition in Bangalore, India to unveil how its new road machinery product line will look in the company’s yellow and grey livery. The machines modeling the new look at the show will be the single drum SD110 compactor, DD80 double drum compactor, the PT220RH and the ABG 4361 paver.

Since acquiring the road machinery business from Ingersoll Rand in April this year, the products have continued being marketed in the previous owner’s branding. This agreement is set to end by April 2008 but it is expected that the first machines will roll off the production lines earlier than that.

Commenting on the reason behind using the EXCON show to unveil the new look products, Pat Olney, president of Volvo’s road machinery business line, says: “India is the world’s second fastest growing major economy. A key element of India’s economic development is to improve the country’s infrastructure – and highways will play a major part in that. We already have a significant market presence in India, both in terms of customer share and manufacturing base. Therefore, unveiling the new-look product line here in Bangalore is only natural.”

The 4th Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair takes place from 14 to 18 November, 2007, in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, India.

November 14, 2007

For further information, please contact

Beatrice Cardon
Volvo Construction Equipment – Road Machinery
Phone: +1 (717) 422 7967
beatrice.cardon@volvo.com