Volvo CE In Attachment Partnership

Posted on December 17, 2012

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced that it is extending its business relationship with attachment supplier Steelwrist AB. Along with its factory-fitted Tiltrotators that allows buckets or other attachments to be tilted and rotated simultaneously, Steelwrist will now supply excavator quick couplers to Volvo CE. The new quick coupler technology is designed to always maintain the attachment in a safe position, even if the operator should fail in the connection procedure, the company said.

"The Volvo CE quick coupler strategy is based on the Symmetrical Quick Coupler standard and Steelwrist’s patented front pin lock coupler technology," explained Karl Serneberg, Volvo CE’s global director of attachments. "Our strategic partnership with Steelwrist gives us a competitive advantage in this area."

"A lot of effort has been put into our casted quick coupler technology," said Stefan Stockhaus, CEO, Steelwrist AB. "We wanted to build a product that takes safety to a new level yet maintains a compact design that is so crucial for fuel efficiency and productivity. We are happy that this is recognized by Volvo CE."