PT Indotruck Utama (ITU) became the official dealer for Volvo CE in 2011 – adding to its existing portfolio of Volvo Group products – to serve customers in Sumatra, Java, Nusa Tenggara and Papua. With an already established presence on the island of Sumatra, ITU has now opened its largest ever site, covering 1.2 hectares and costing USD 6 million, in Palembang, South Sumatra. The new branch will serve Volvo Group customers in the mining, forestry, cement, industrial and construction sectors across South Sumatra.
Stefan Soenchen, CEO ITU, when he attended the branch’s opening ceremony on April 15, 2014,
Located 100km from Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta Cilegon is better known as ‘Steel City’ thanks to the region’s thriving metals industry. The manufacturing hub is home to PT Krakatau POSCO – a joint-venture between South East Asia’s largest (PT Krakatau) and the world’s third largest producers of steel – POSCO. The plant produces an incredible three million tons of steel every year – and an expansion project is currently underway to double steel-production capacity.
By-products from the steel-making process previously ended up in landfill – but with new techno
The new Volvo FH from Volvo Trucks beat thousands of international products and impressed a panel of design experts to win one of the prestigious If product design awards. Volvo Construction Equipment was also awarded for the design of its ECR88D short swing radius compact excavator.
The If product design awards recognise outstanding design achievement and have been doing so for more than 60 years. Only the very best designs in 17 categories were selected by the international jury. This year 3,249 products were entered from around the world.
Design identity of the Volvo FH