Volvo Construction Equipment & Services (VCES) has a legacy in the construction equipment market spanning more than 40 years. The business — founded by Ingersoll Rand as a wholesale distribution center for its air compressors, generators, road machinery, portable lighting and telescopic forklifts — was known for its high standards of customer service and equipment knowledge. The business quickly became a preferred source for equipment in the Gulf Coast region.
Things have changed since opening its doors in 1972. Today, the business is known as Volvo Construction Equipment & Services, now the largest Doosan Portable Power distributor in North America, and the Ingersoll Rand name has changed to Doosan. The Doosan products, known for their high-quality and industry-leading technology, are still produced where it all began in North Carolina.
“I’ve been in the painting and surface preparation industry for over 30 years and everywhere I’ve been, Doosan Portable Power has been the primary product and the air compressor of choice we use for surface prep,” said Rob Larson, senior project manager at Mobley Industrial Services Inc. “We’ve always been satisfied and happy with the product and, of course, I’d say most of the people I know in the industry prefer Doosan.”
In addition to Doosan products, VCES is recognized as a preferred source for air treat-ment products like dryers and aftercoolers, aerial work platforms, telescopic forklifts, air tools, water pumps, abrasive blast equipment and other quality construction and industrial products.
From its operations in Houston and Arlington, Texas, and West Monroe, La., VCES offers solutions to its customers’ equipment needs. Its team of sales, parts and service professionals are dedicated to supporting a wide variety of industries and applications such as offshore exploration, marine, oilfield support, mining, pulp and paper, abrasive blast cleaning, sizing utility air, petrochemical installations, general construction and export requirements, just to name a few. The VCES team can assist you in determining the right equipment for your application and budget, coupled with in-house lease, financing and rental purchase options, making equipment acquisitions easy and affordable.
“VCES’ service and attention to detail have been great,” Larson added. “When we bought our latest couple of machines from them, they brought out a number of people and talked with our mechanics and operators to make sure we understood all the new changes and technologies on the machines. They also turned us onto ways we can save money on oil and other lubricants we use to service the machines. VCES did a great job of providing the customer service at the start-up.”
VCES has been a preferred supplier sup-porting the equipment needs for a diverse network of businesses in Texas and the surrounding states, with one of the largest inventories of new equipment and parts anywhere, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 diesel engine powered equipment for overseas applications. VCES is ready to respond to scheduled or emergency parts, service or equipment needs at a moment’s notice.
VCES knows downtime is lost money. Its team of service experts has more than 120 years of combined experience working on most makes and models of equipment, including compressors, generators, light towers, forklifts, aerial equipment, excavators and more. The company can diagnose and repair your equipment in a state-of-the-art workshop or in the field at your site. In addition, VCES offers pickup and delivery services, making repairs to your equipment as seamless as possible.
“In their field, obviously, they are the ‘go-to guys’ in the Houston area for us,” Larson explained. “I’m just happy VCES is around and they do a good job.”
VCES is an organization that knows what it takes to support the demanding needs of the diverse industrial customers and markets they serve.
For more information, visit www.vcespower.com or call (713) 681-9221.