Originally published in HR E-Zine 3/2018 on page 16.
"For Volvo Penta, TOC is a great place to meet and network with all relevant stakeholders in the material handling industry. The setup of the total event really promotes dialogue and knowledge boost.
Compared to last year there is more evidence of the electrification trend for all sizes of equipment.It's also clear that there is a general agreement that electrification can bring both lower emissions and higher energy efficiency while also being competitive from a total cost of ownership perspective.
I'm also happy to see that we start seeing solutions also for grid and high power charging of mobile equipment. Especially for charging, there is still a lot of room for innovation and also standardization efforts will be needed to make charging infrastructure cost effective and interoperable.
Given our strong presence in the material handling segment it was natural for us to choose this event for the first reveal of our complete solutions for Electromobility powertrains. We have a unique position utilizing the Volvo Group proven electric platforms. Combined with deep application knowledge in material handling, our focus is on the fit between technology and customer needs. Now, we will take a full systems supplier approach helping in the transition to the new technology and welcome dialogue and collaboration in the way forward.
We will surely come back with more new exciting technology launches in future shows."