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Volvo CE appoints Thorsten Poszwa Global Director, External Communications

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that Thorsten Poszwa has been appointed as its new Global Director of External Communications. Based at the company’s Brussels headquarters, the role encompasses print and online media relations for the business, as well as developing worldwide external communication standards and practices for Volvo CE. He will also take responsibility for the company’s customer magazine, Spirit, as its new Editor-in-Chief.

This appointment comes almost exactly 10 years to the day since Poszwa joined Volvo CE’s German sales organization. He has spent much of the last decade in a range of marketing and communication roles based in Germany, notably in the organisation of Volvo’s major presence at the triennial Bauma exhibition. In his most recent role Poszwa has been manager of marketing and communications for Volvo Construction Equipment Germany, GmbH, based in the Bavarian town of Ismaning, near Munich.

Volvo CE and Steelwrist announce attachment partnership

Volvo Construction Equipment’s supplier relationship with Steelwrist for the supply of Tiltrotators is being extended to excavator quick couplers.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is announcing the extension of its business relationship with Steelwrist for the supply of factory-fitted Tiltrotators for Excavators to include the supply of innovative excavator quick couplers.

Steelwrist’s new quick coupler technology is designed to always maintain the attachment in a safe position, even if the operator should fail in the connection procedure. The development of this new quick coupler technology is based on the increasing quality and safety demands in standards and from markets.

Volvo CE breaks ground on $100 million North American investment

Volvo Construction Equipment has broken ground on the first phase of the US$100 expansion of its site in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The first phase includes construction of a new America’s headquarters office. Incorporating the latest environmental building practices, the expansion is a visible sign of the company’s commitment to the important North American market.

When complete the development will include not only a new office building and customer demonstration center but will also localize production of some of the company’s larger construction machines.

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Volvo CE is making a commitment to have machines built locally. The expansion will bring production of some key product lines to Shippensburg. The new series of wheel loaders (L60G, L70G and L90G) will be the first of three new machine types expected to come off the production line. Larger models of the wheel loader, excavator and articulated hauler product lines are planned in the future. The factory could eventually produce 70% of Volvo Construction Equipment machines sold in North America.

Suzanne Darié appointed Vice President Corporate Communication for sales region EMEA

Effective March 1st 2012, Suzanne Darié has been appointed Vice President Corporate Communication for Volvo Construction Equipment’s newly formed EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) sales region.

In her new role, Suzanne will report to regional president Tomas Kuta and be responsible for all corporate communication activities within the region, as well as being a member of the EMEA management team.

Suzanne, 42, holds a university degree in Communication from Pontificea Universidade Católica in Brazil. She started her career with Publicis Group in Brazil, where she spent seven years as events manager. She joined Volvo in 2005 as marketing communication analyst for Volvo CE Latin America and was appointed marketing communication manager in 2010. In that function, she managed the company’s Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) activities and was closely involved in the introduction of sister brand SDLG products in Latin America.

Clare Gittins appointed external communications director at Volvo Construction Equipment

Effective 1st December, Clare Gittins has been appointed Director of External Communications at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). Based at the company’s Global headquarters in Brussels, the role encompasses print and online media relations for the business, as well as establishing communication standards and practices for Volvo CE.

Clare joins Volvo from the London offices of international public relations agency SE10, where she has worked exclusively on the Volvo CE account since 2010. In June this year she accepted the temporary position of Interim Director of External Communications, while the search was conducted for a suitable replacement for the previous incumbent, Bill Law, who is now vice president of corporate communications for Volvo CE Americas.

Volvo Construction Equipment restructures customer support and regional sales organizations

Volvo Construction Equipment now continues with the next phase of its structural realignment, having completed the first phase of the Operations and Technology functions initiated in 2008. The organizational changes are designed to improve efficiency, increase speed of execution and enhance agility.

The Centralized Customer Support (CST) structure will be integrated with the other functions in the company. Among other benefits, Volvo says that this will improve customer orientation, enhance focus on soft offerings and further increase speed of execution by eliminating overlaps with the Regional, Technology and Operations functions.

SOUTH AFRICA: Volvo dealer, Babcock, raises funds to fight HIV/AIDS

Volvo Construction Equipment’s dealer in South Africa has been praised for its innovative thinking and commitment to employees after winning an award for helping launch an HIV/AIDS testing and education program in the workplace.

Babcock, Volvo Construction Equipment’s South African dealer, topped the category for best progress in the 2010 Achievement Awards of the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Program (SWHAP), an organization helping companies with Swedish connections to prevent the spread of HIV and reduce the effects of the pandemic.

USA: Recession? What recession as Volvo CE invests millions

There may be an economic recession impacting on the world but that does not stop leading manufacturers, such as Volvo Construction Equipment, investing in the future. Over the next two years, Volvo Construction Equipment plans to spend US$100 million in…