Swedish manufacturers form green consortium for U.S. market

Oct. 6, 2023
Volvo, Atlas Copco, and Husqvarna join with Swedish commerce group for U.S. charging infrastructure.

Three Swedish construction equipment manufacturers have joined with the Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative to create a consortium to focus on construction of charging infrastructure in the United States. The three are Atlas Copco Group, Husqvarna Construction, and Volvo Construction.

Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative aims to position Sweden as a key partner to the U.S. in its climate transition through a collaborative program founded by Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden in USA, the Swedish Energy Agency, and Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova.

The consortium will initially focus on the construction of charging infrastructure utilizing exclusively electrified machines such as excavators, wheel loaders, portable air compressors, energy storage systems, and concrete power cutters.

“The future of construction equipment is electric,” said Bert Derom, president of Atlas Copco portable air division, in a statement. “There may not be an electric alternative for every application yet, but in Atlas Copco Group we already have a wide range of electric solutions available and are committed to further developments.”

Said Karin Falk, president of Husqvarna, in a statement:

“This partnership is a great opportunity to show how we can support the construction industry to lower its fossil dependency.”

Ray Gallant, VP, product management and productivity at Volvo CE North America, said in a statement:

“Volvo CE is advancing sustainable power in the construction industry with our lineup of low- and zero-emission heavy equipment, yet we know collaboration will be critical to bring about the type of holistic change that is truly needed,” said “We’re excited to join other well-respected, like-minded companies to demonstrate how these green alternatives can be used to help deliver the infrastructure improvements we need.”

The Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative aims to accelerate Swedish American collaboration in the transition toward a low-carbon economy. Since the opening of its Washington DC office in November 2022, it has established pilot projects that showcase innovative solutions, with the goal of paving the way for a green transition.

Source: Volvo CE

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