New investment in Brazil for Volvo CE
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Increased demand in Latin America for Volvo CE’s SDLG range of machines has prompted the firm to invest in new manufacturing capability. A new manufacturing facility will be constructed in Brazil that will focus on building the SDLG brand of excavators. Called SDLG America Latina, this operation will be the focus of a US$10 million investment in a manufacturing facility at Pederneiras, São Paulo State. The new factory will be alongside Volvo CE’s existing manufacturing complex in Pederneiras, but will be separate and solely for the manufacture of SDLG machines. Work on the new factory is already underway. When complete, four SDLG models will be built with production starting from the middle of 2013. The models are the LG6150E, LG6210E, LG6225E and LG6250E and slot into the 14-24tonne classes. It is expected that production output in 2013 will be around 120 units.