Volvo CE hits connectivity milestone
Volvo CE Denmark MD Jens Ejsing (left) with Dan Vorsholt, CEO of GSV Materieludlejning
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE
), as part of Volvo Group, has celebrated the milestone of one million connected customer vehicles and machines.
The construction equipment provider, which has 150,000 of the group’s connected assets, says its connectivity offering helps customers boost uptime, safety and productivity with the use of smart site solutions.
To mark the achievement Volvo CE has handed over four excavators – each complete with Volvo’s built-in telematics system CareTrack – to Danish rental company GSV Materieludlejning in Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark.
Jens Ejsing, MD of Volvo CE Denmark, commented: “As a premium brand, we work every day to provide a premium service that will help customers like GSV Materieludlejning use their Volvo equipment in the most efficient way possible.
“For us, connectivity means not only significant increases in safety, uptime and fuel efficiency, all the while lowering costs. It is also a vital tool to help us realise our goal to build a better world’’.
Volvo CE has 150,000 of the Volvo Group's total of one million connected vehicles and machines
The four machines at the handover – one EC220EL excavator, two EC250EL excavators and one ECR235EL excavator – are fitted with Volvo’s smart connectivity system CareTrack. It works by capturing thousands of machine data points, which are then monitored remotely in a Volvo Uptime Center by dedicated experts. These experts then use state-of-the-art diagnostic software to process huge amounts of data in real-time and filter back to the customer and dealer only the most essential information.
Volvo CE says that, thanks to the collected data, wear on crucial parts can be predicted, services planned and spare parts ordered in advance – all reducing downtime for the owner, thus leading to increased productivity.
Dan Vorsholt, CEO of GSV Materieludlejning, said: “We are excited to be part of this connectivity revolution and proving what can be achieved with a first-class fleet management system. It is essential that we are able to keep track of every aspect of our business, so being able to monitor our machine productivity, right down to the second, is a major contributor to our success.”