Volvo Penta has set its sights on productivity advancements and moving towards a smarter tomorrow for the off-highway segment through its new strategic ambition of embracing customer-centric productivity solutions through advanced vehicle control systems
The company is building on its success of assisting customers in optimising their power solutions by aiming to offer advanced vehicle control systems – a foundation on which flexible, up-to-date and cohesive features and interfaces can co-exist and scale seamlessly. In doing so, it aims to unlock extended possibilities for OEMs spanning integrated powertrain connectivity, vehicle management, automation, fleet or site productivity enhancements and more.
Hannes Norrgren, president Volvo Penta Industrial, commented, “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. 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 characterised 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,” added Hannes.
Volvo Penta plans to engage in open conversations among its extensive customer connections to uncover opportunities and will work with subsidiary company CPAC Systems to transform these ideas into actionable initiatives.
Johannes Hauptmann, CEO CPAC Systems, remarked, “Our experience and product portfolio are valuable building blocks that can be applied in various contexts. This creates excellent avenues for cost-effective development of new solutions for the off-highway segment with short time-to-market.”
CPAC Systems’ flexible technology platform with high computing power will be the conduit for which Volvo Penta’s industrial productivity solutions can be built and optimised 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.