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Volvo CE introduces first electric machines to Indonesian market

Volvo Construction Equipment is continuing its rollout of lower emissions construction equipment across Asia, with the introduction of the first electric machines in Indonesia.

Two models are now available in the country after being presented to customers at Indotruck Utama’s Inspire 2023 event in September. The launch follows the introduction of other electric machines in China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore, and bodes well for mining-class electric machines arriving in the next decade.

The first two electric construction machine models from Volvo CE in Indonesia are now available for purchase, with the company noting there is already strong interest in the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Compact wheel loader, particularly from customers in the general construction, agriculture, material handling and livestock industries.

The ECR25 Electric compact excavator is a 2.6-2.8 t capacity machine with a 22.3 kN breakout force. It has an onboard charger for general charging, an external quick charger (optional for indoor/outdoor specifications), and a 20 kWh battery array, allowing for 3-4 hours of work per charge.

The L25 Electric compact wheel loader features a 2.1-t payload and a maximum speed of 20 km/h. The machine comes with a 40 kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver 6-8 hours of work per charge. Both machines offer near-silent operations and zero emissions while enhancing operator comfort thanks to a working environment that removes the vibrations and noise associated with diesel machines.

To complement the existing models, in 2024 Volvo CE is planning on expanding its electric portfolio with the launch of the L120H loader, which is built with state-of-the-art technology to increase productivity and profitability. This commitment from Volvo CE to extend its electric machine range will open new opportunities for customers in the mining and aggregates sectors to reduce their carbon footprint, it says.

Volvo CE understands that customers are setting their own environmental targets to reduce carbon footprints to accelerate the green transition. With this in mind, it is working in partnership with customers, creating bespoke step-by-step programs to help organisations achieve their unique climate goals.

“We’ve seen a significant amount of interest, excitement, and anticipation from our customers in Indonesia, so bringing the first electric machines to market is a major milestone for us,” Gerrit Lambert, Head of Market Indonesia, Volvo CE Asia, said. “Already we’re seeing high interest from customers thanks to the machines’ key benefits, such as the fact that they are CO2 free and offer a lower cost of ownership than traditional machines.”

Volvo CE says it is committed to ensuring its clients are fully prepared for the introduction of electric machines in Indonesia. To facilitate this, it conducted several intense safety and service training sessions with dealer partner, PT Indotruck Utama. This training not only surpasses all regulations required by the Indonesian government, but also adheres to European standards. The company is now embarking on a series of demonstrations nationwide with the new machines, so customers get a detailed look at the features and benefits they deliver.

Volvo CE’s ITU dealer delivers another 21 excavators to PT Bukit Asam

Volvo CE says its dealer in Indonesia, PT Indotruck Utama (ITU), continues to grow its partnership with PT Bukit Asam (PTBA), with ITU set to deliver another large order of 21 excavators to the state-owned company.

The OEM puts this blossoming relationship down to, in part, the quality and durability of the EC480DL and EC210D excavators the company has relied on over the past five years.

PTBA, a state-owned company in the mining, energy and renewables sectors, celebrated the arrival of 21 new machines with a special ceremony this August at its West Banko site in Tanjung Enim District, Muara Enim Regency in South Sumatra.

The order includes 19 crawler excavators (13 EC480DLs and six EC210Ds) plus two wheeled excavators (EW205D). PTBA decided to place the large order after incredibly positive experiences with the seven EC480DLs and one EC210D machine the company acquired from ITU over the past five years. Separately to the agreement for Volvo CE machines, PTBA will also receive 32 FMX440 trucks from Volvo Trucks, which join the 19 FMX400 construction trucks the company already owns.

“In a relatively short time, PTBA has become one of our most important customers,” Novandy Lantang, Volvo CE National Sales Manager at ITU, says. “Since the first order in 2019, the company has never regretted choosing Volvo. The machine quality, and premium aftermarket support have impressed everyone.”

The PTBA order is just the latest in a string of significant deals being sealed by ITU across Indonesia. It follows the delivery of 10 EC480Ds and 12 EC210Ds excavators to a mineral mine project in North Maluku.