GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the latest step on its path to carbon neutrality, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) becomes the first manufacturer to deliver a construction machine built from fossil-free steel to a customer. This demonstrates the acceleration of innovation towards real-world solutions as companies across the value chain come together to drive change.
The A30G articulated hauler built with fossil-free steel was handed over by the President of Volvo CE Melker Jernberg to long time customer NCC today, June 1, 2022at a ceremony hosted by LeadIt – the industry transition leadership group – in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Meeting stockholm +50. He was followed by John KerryUS President’s Special Envoy for Climate and Annika Strandhäll, Sweden’s Climate Minister.
The move comes just nine months after the company unveiled the world’s first concept vehicle using fossil-free steel, as part of implementation testing in a regular production setup. While the commercial introduction is expected to be gradual with selected customers, this rapid first delivery is an important milestone in the Group’s ambition to drive industry transformation towards global climate goals. The A30G is produced at Volvo CE’s Braås plant in Swedenaccording to the existing manufacturing process, with fossil-free steel from the Swedish steel company SSAB.
Melker Jernberg says: “We believe that to successfully decarbonize the construction industry, players across the value chain will need to collaborate and take action. Thanks to our strong partnerships with other dynamic and forward-thinking companies, we are now in be the first to deliver a machine built with fossil-free steel to a customer Turning commitments into action is essential to building the world we want to live in.
Tomas CarlsonCEO and Chairman of NCC, said, “NCC is firmly committed to contributing to sustainable development. We work purposefully and systematically to achieve this goal, which includes selecting machines that meet our high standards. shows this excellent example, it takes strong and proactive partnerships between several actors to make a sustainable transition possible.”
As part of its scientific objectives commitment, Volvo CE is on track to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Along with electrifying its machines, the company recognizes the importance of reducing its carbon footprint across its entire supply chain. valuable. This includes the raw materials used in its products, of which steel is a major component. Production using non-fossil steel in Volvo CE machines and components will be incremental and will depend on aspects such as steel availability.
June 1, 2022
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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium construction equipment and, with over 14,000 employees, it is one of the largest companies in the industry. Volvo CE offers a wide range of products and services in more than 140 countries through its global distribution network. Volvo CE is part of the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transportation and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase uptime and the productivity of our customers. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs nearly 100,000 people and serves customers in more than 190 markets. In 2020, net sales amounted to approximately 338 billion Swedish crowns (€33.6 billion). Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
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