Volvo assists Philippine contractor with Northern Mindanao projects

RFB Construction Company, together with Rodnet Builders, has recently brought multi-million construction projects in the Philippines to a successful close, including Mindanao’s largest sports complex. In this endeavour, the contractor commissioned machinery from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to facilitate the heavy works in the field and on project sites.

The fleet of equipment included Volvo EC210D and EC200D crawler excavators, EW145B wheeled excavators and SD110 soil compactors. Some of the excavators were equipped with hydraulic breakers to cope with the hard rock formations, especially for the road construction.

“Productivity and uptime were crucial to keep this project on schedule and within budget, so we needed quality, durable machines with high parts availability and responsive service support,” explained Roger F. Bustillo, president and CEO of RFB Construction company.

“We chose equipment from Volvo because it is stronger and easier to operate compared to other machines – and capable of handling continuous projects cost efficiently.”

RFB Construction Company and Rodnet Builders’ machines are required to work long hours across more than one shift a day, especially in critical areas. Over the course of the project, the Volvo excavators and soil compactors exceeded RFB Construction Company and Rodnet Builders’ quality expectations.

“The Volvo EW145B wheeled excavator, in particular, greatly contributed to our productivity when combined with the crawler excavator and other Volvo machines,” said Roduard Michael C. Bustillo, vice president and COO of RFB Construction Company.

In addition, the contractor was equally impressed by the aftersales support from local dealer Civic Merchandizing / Topspot Heavy Equipment.

“We appreciate the speedy support from the sales and service team at Civic Merchandizing / Topspot Heavy Equipment. When the Volvo machines needed repairs, it was very quick. It is great to have the quality assured,” added Rodnick C. Bustillo, vice president for equipment at the two companies.

This is not the only project in the Philippines where the high productivity and uptime of Volvo excavators and compactors have proved key to success. All across the country, Volvo machines are helping to get jobs done quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.