Making machines last another generation at Volvo CE
09 August 2023
At Volvo CE, we believe in extending the lifespan of our machines. It’s not only great for our customers, but also for the planet. Volvo Certified Rebuild uses Genuine Volvo Parts to give old machines a new life – and at the same time improve their long-term efficiency.
Volvo CE machines are built to operate with the smallest possible impact on the environment. The life cycle of every piece of construction equipment is thought through, right from the development stage. The less we need to use new materials to make parts and machines, the more we are conserving the use of precious resources.
Keeping construction machines – and their parts – in action for longer, to maximise their useful life, is a core part of Volvo CE’s sustainability ambitions. And it’s important for customers too.
Recognising that more and more of its customers are setting their own sustainability goals, Volvo CE is committed to providing a variety of solutions to help them meet their commitments – and in doing so, ensure the life of its machines for the next generation.
Still going strong
Volvo CE’s Certified Rebuild program takes old machines and gives them an update ready for a second or even third life. In Volvo certified workshops, worn parts are refurbished or replaced with Volvo approved used parts, updates such as air conditioning or new seating can be added before the machine is returned to the customer ready to be put to work again.
With Volvo Certified Rebuild, the rebuild and updates can be tailored to the customer’s unique requirements so they can get the latest technical specifications. And the work is carried out by skilled engineers, improving the lifespan and efficiency of the machines and providing peace of mind for the customer.
Certified workshops are already in place across Europe and International markets, North America, Indonesia and China and more are on the way to extend the life of Volvo machines across the globe.
Only by shifting away from a linear business model in which we make new products and simply discard them at the end of life, towards a circular one which embraces remanufacturing, refurbishing, repurposing and recycling will we meet our net zero carbon emission targets.