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Engineering for Choice: Unifying Development Efforts Under a Common Architecture Framework at Volvo CE

With five product lines, 270 models, 18,000+ options, 11 factories, and the introduction of new hybrid and electrical machines, autonomous and connected solutions, Volvo CE needed to change their way of working to achieve synergies between products, sites, and projects. A common architecture, with shared technology, became critical for faster delivery of new versions at the lowest cost.

Experience, expertise, solutions

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) is a leading international manufacturer of premium construction equipment. Leveraging more than 180 years of construction expertise and the knowledge of 14,000 employees, they supply products and services to more than 140 countries around the world. With innovation at the heart of their strategy and culture, Volvo CE provides the right machines and solutions for any construction job to ensure their customers succeed.

Volvo CE manages a portfolio of products and brands that together maximize the company’s market share. However, changing market conditions, shorter lifecycles, and increasing product variability required the company to change their way of working. They needed to transform from a product seller to a solution provider, which required a high level of agility and speed of execution. They also wanted to improve efficiency without compromising customer focus or quality.