Volvo CE agrees new partnership for FIA World RX platform

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that Parker Hannifin, a global provider of motion and control technologies, will join its dealer team (now renamed CE Dealer Team by Volvo Construction Equipment) as a new partner for season two of the FIA World Rallycross (World RX) Championship.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / June 1, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The new look rallycross car with the L120 Electric Conversion by Volvo CE
The new look rallycross car with the L120 Electric Conversion by Volvo CE

Parker Hannifin joins other partners (SSAB, CTEK & Engcon) and independent construction equipment dealers (Swecon, Ascendum and SMT) who partnered with the team in season 1 and remain as partners for season 2, as well as new dealer partner Babcock.

The partners to the CE Dealer team by Volvo Construction Equipment have a shared ambition to drive sustainable change across the construction equipment industry and motorsport alike.

Volvo CE says the dealer team is committed to working with like-minded partners including Parker Hannifin to continue to drive change in motorsport and the construction industry.

It adds that this spirit for innovation is also demonstrated through the recent launch of the L120H Electric Conversion wheel loader – a 20-ton electric solution developed in partnership between Volvo CE and Parker.

Volvo CE comments: "The CE Dealer team by Volvo Construction Equipment will see Volvo CE play a more active role in helping to shape the team’s common goals towards a more diverse and sustainable future. Parker shares similar values with regards to both sustainability and diversity and believes that electromobility plays a key role in responding to our global climate challenge. With more than 100 years' experience developing reliable and optimized solutions, Parker is accelerating the adoption of electrification and digitalization in vehicles."

It adds that the team’s race car will also benefit from an update, with a fresh look bringing it in line with a new modern design language for Volvo CE products, as shown on the L120 Electric Conversion wheel loader.

The 2023 season will begin in Montalegre, Portugal on June 3 and will continue with a packed schedule in some of the most renowned racing tracks across Norway, Sweden, UK, Benelux and Germany. World RX will then finish the season with new race locations in Cape Town, South Africa and Hong Kong, China.

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