Volvo Penta has announced a strategic plan for embracing customer-centric productivity solutions through advanced vehicle control systems – a foundation on which flexible, up-to-date, and cohesive features and interfaces can co-exist and scale seamlessly. Volvo Penta aims to transform challenges in the off-highway segment into new opportunities by co-developing these smarter solutions with OEMs, operators and fleet managers.
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Volvo Penta's established success lies in assisting customers in optimizing their power solutions for efficiency, performance and profitability, while fostering a more sustainable society. The company is elevating this mission by aiming to offer advanced vehicle control systems – a robust foundation on which flexible, up-to-date, and cohesive features and interfaces can co-exist and scale seamlessly.
The goal is to unlock a realm of possibilities for OEMs spanning integrated powertrain connectivity, vehicle management, automation, fleet or site productivity enhancements, and more. “We are embarking on a journey to offer OEMs a sophisticated and high-performing system on which future solutions can be collaboratively built to fill any voids in their existing systems,” said Hannes Norrgren, president, Volvo Penta Industrial. “We want to explore impactful solutions, even in unexplored areas, to support OEMs, operators and fleet owners in a meaningful way.”
While technological solutions like vehicle controls, automation, and advanced analytics are readily available, creating value requires a blend of technology and domain expertise. This entails reimagining processes and building new capabilities, and strategic foresight in close collaboration with operators, fleet managers, OEMs and tech players.
“Volvo Penta’s approach is not characterized by ready-made solutions but rather revolves around collaborative partnerships and meaningful dialogues, allowing us to co-develop bespoke, value-added solutions in tandem with our clients,” said Hannes.
As a start, Volvo Penta plans to engage in open conversations among its extensive customer connections to uncover opportunities. It will work hand in hand with CPAC Systems, its subsidiary company – a provider of vehicle electronics and productivity solutions, to transform ideas into actionable initiatives.
CPAC Systems’ technology platform with high computing power will be the conduit for which Volvo Penta’s industrial productivity solutions can be built and optimized for off-highway needs. Volvo Penta and CPAC Systems will co-engineer solutions with the former’s customers to bring these solutions to OEMs and the market with greater speed.