The majority investment in Electric Special Technics B.V – which operates under the manufacturer name Limach – enhances Volvo CE’s very long-term electrification roadmap and offers the option to swiftly broaden the electromobility portfolio and increase to the 5 electric powered compact equipment currently accessible, further more extending what is presently the widest array on the industry.
Limach offers customised electrical wheeled and crawler excavators to the Dutch industry. An modern organization, it applies proven Li-Ion battery engineering to create initially-course electrical building equipment working with standard Volvo CE items as a base.
“Climate modify is authentic and we feel collaborating in new approaches is key to meet the expanding need for sustainable remedies,” mentioned Thomas Bitter, Head of Know-how at Volvo CE. “As a chief in electrical building methods, we see Limach as an attention-grabbing actor in a progressive marketplace, and a terrific enhance to our existing portfolio of electrical machines, that means our clients will benefit from a broader range to match their needs.
“Working collectively, and with our merged buyer base, opens prospects for co-mastering and expanding ordeals of these types of alternatives, as we continue on driving the transformation to sustainable electricity resources.”
The existing vary extends from the compact E18.3 electric powered mini excavator with an running vary of 1,810kg to the E140.1, which packs an running fat of more than 14,000 kg and complements Volvo CE’s current range of electric equipment. Together, they give buyers a assortment of solutions to meet up with their emission reduction ambitions, claims Henri de Groot, CTO at Limach
The inner combustion engine on select excavators will be changed by a Limach developed electrification package.
Rens de Bruijn, CEO at Limach, mentioned: “Limach was founded with the purpose to build construction devices with an electric powered push. Each machine is customized-created at our manufacturing facility in Ede in the Netherlands and shipped according to buyer technical specs. Considering that the progress of our 1st demonstrator excavator in 2017, we have witnessed expanding need from consumers in the Netherlands. Thanks to the expenditure from Volvo CE, we can scale-up creation of our electric powered excavators and extend the range we give to satisfy this growing urge for food for electric drives.”
Limach will continue on to function as a standalone firm. The transaction is not envisioned to have a considerable affect on the Volvo Group’s earnings or monetary situation.