Worldwide, Volvo Construction Equipment is well known for its high-quality, safe and fuel-efficient machines. The company is part of the Volvo Group and develops, manufactures and markets equipment for construction and related industries under three distinct brands: Volvo, SDLG and Terex Trucks. Over the years, the company has transformed itself from an equipment manufacturer to a total solutions provider. Originally rooted in the traditional markets of Europe and North America, the company expanded its focus to the emerging markets in recent years. Thanks to SDLG, a Volvo joint venture in China 70% owned by Volvo CE, and the acquisition of the US hauler Terex Corporation, a manufacturer of off-highway rigid and articulated trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment is now able to follow a multi-brand strategy. Dr. Eberhard Wedekind, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, is positive that the new strategy will pave the way for further growth.