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State of the Industry

- Joint Ventures: A Potential Route for   Chinese Labels to Tap Into Foreign
- Leaps and Bounds in Hybrid
- U.S. Construction Machinery Exports in

Exclusive Interviews

Alan Quinn

Director of SDLG North America, Volvo Construction Equipment

Usually known as 'Al', Alan Quinn has spent his entire career working in the heavy equipment industry. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 1982 and went on to get his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1992.

Al has been working with Volvo for the 8 years with the last two and a half in his current role of bringing SDLG wheel loaders to the North American market.

Breaking News

Volvo Group August Truck Deliveries Down 8%
September 18, 2014
The Volvo Group has reported that deliveries from its truck operations in August 2014 amounted to 11,809 vehicles. This was a decrease of 8% compared with the year-earlier month.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cummins as 2014's Best Heavy-Duty Engine Supplier
September 17, 2014
Cummins was recognized with the 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan at its North American Growth, Innovation & Leadership Gala, held in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16.

Oerlikon Graziano Presents its Innovative Technologies to the Chinese Electric Market at CTI China
September 17, 2014
Transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, a brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, will present a selection of its most recent high technology transmissions and drivelines at the CTI Symposium in Suzhou.

Navitas Systems Unveils UltaniumTM Line of Lithium Batteries
September 16, 2014
Navitas Systems, a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions, energy storage products, and power electronics for commercial, industrial and government/military customers, unveiled today at the annual industry conference "The Battery Show" a new product family of Lithium lead acid replacement batteries called

Minimizer Honored as Silver Winner in the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards - Made in the U.S.A Category
September 15, 2014
Minimizer has earned the prestigious silver award from the Golden Bridge Awards - Made in the U.S.A. category for its heavy-duty, virtually indestructible Minimizer Fenders.

World's First Hybrid Woodchipper Uses Volvo Penta
September 14, 2014
Finnish forest technology manufacturer, Kesla Oyi, has created the world's first hybrid wood chipper, with the assistance of Volvo Penta.

Atlas Copco among Top Ranked Companies in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
September 12, 2014
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, was again listed as one of the top companies in its industry in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2014/2015. The index lists the world's leading sustainability-driven companies.

LiuGong is Awarded the Distinguished Award at BEI Asia Awards
September 12, 2014
In their press release, LiuGong report how they were awarded the Distinguished Award of the BEI Asia awards event. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Environment and Water Resources was in attendance as the guest of honor.

Mid-Year 2014 U.S. Construction Machinery Exports Decline 17.3%
September 6, 2014
U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013: $8.93 billion in exports were shipped to global markets compared to $10.8 billion for first-half 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data.

Policy Update

NDRC: Gross Industrial Production of Environmental Protection Equipment to Reach 700 Billion RMB in 2016

September 23, 2014
In order to implement 'the 12th Five-Year Development Plan of the State Strategic Emerging Industries' and 'the 12th Five-Year Development Plan of the Industry of Energy Saving and Environment Protection', the NDRC has drawn out the implementation plan for a great environment protection equipment and product industrialization project.

Agricultural Machinery Vehicles Operating Across Regions Licensed in Autumn in Jinan Will Get a Free Pass

September 12, 2014
In order to guarantee the successful implementation of a cross-regional operation of agricultural machinery, all toll stations in Jinan's highway system will temporarily lift tolls this autumn on combine-harvesters, rice transplanters and vehicles that transport these machineries.

MEP Announces Performance Evaluation Bulletin on Reduction of Total Load of Major Pollutants in 2013

August 28, 2014
An official from the Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced that the MEP, together wit the NBS and NDRC, has published a bulletin on the evaluation of various national provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, as well as eight central enterprises on the reduction of total load of major pollutants in 2013.

MEP Organizes the Promotion of "Lanzhou experience" in Air Pollution Control - Lanzhou Manages to Take Off the "Black Label" as the Most Polluted Chinese City

August 11, 2014
The MEP has recently organized leading officials with some local people's governments and environmental protection departments to go to Lanzhou, capital city of Gansu Province in northwest China, to attend a symposium on air pollution control, conduct field investigations and learn from the "Lanzhou experience" in order to promote the effective practice of Lanzhou in atmospheric pollution control.

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