SDLG and Volvo excavators to consolidate to one line using Volvo technology and brand in China
Volvo Construction Equipment and SDLG are extending their cooperation to accelerate growth. As of December 2020, all SDLG excavators from 15 tons made for the Chinese market will be consolidated into one product line based on the latest Volvo technology and will be Volvo branded.
Since Volvo CE acquired 70 percent of SDLG in 2007, net sales have grown from approximately SEK 3 billion to SEK 17 billion with good profitability according to the company. SDLG has a strong market position in wheel loaders and has successfully entered the excavator market with technological support from Volvo CE.
"Bringing our larger excavator businesses in China together will maximize our ability to serve customers in China," comments Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo Construction Equipment. "SDLG has been a great success since we began our cooperation in 2007. With sales of both brands growing and our cooperation getting ever closer over the years, this is a natural next step for us."
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