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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • February 2019 • 47 "Our main role at Volvo CE is to sell mobile equipment, but that's not our only role," said Nus. "In these site assessments we want to be able to add value to our clients' operations, highlight what's important and advise organizations how to think strategically for the future. If Volvo CE can contribute in any way to a customer's success, we become more than just a supplier, we are a true business partner." Small Changes That Make a Big Impact SEMO is using a new Volvo EC750E excavator as a primary loader for its overburden removal though it does serve in limestone production as well. The excavator loads rigid dump trucks as well as articulated haulers, includ- ing a Volvo A40D articulated hauler that dates back to 2005 and boasts over 16,000 hours. The site assessment works well because it advises custom- ers on the best way to use machines like these, to ensure the equipment is appropriate for the job at hand. The findings from site assessment vary from client to client. Some require more input in the day-to-day operations on site, while others are looking for ways to maximize future profitability. By taking the time to really understand the dynamics of a business, like Delta, Volvo CE is not only able to help its custom- ers improve their operations but also improve the way Volvo CE designs and plans its own machines and services to maximize uptime. Delta SEMO is operated by Delta Companies Inc., a subsidiary of civil engineering giant Colas, who in turn is part of the Bouygues Group and has more than 50 quarries in North Amer- ica. Volvo CE's site assessment program with Colas has run more than three years and covered sites in four subsid- iaries across two continents to date. "Our collaboration with Colas is proving to be an overwhelming success," said Craig. "They are world leaders in their industries so have little need for help in how to run their business. Where we do add value is by suggesting small changes to their current operations that will pay dividends for the future." Information for the article courtesy of Volvo CE.

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