Volvo machines assist RFB Construction and Rodnet Builders with Northern Mindanao projects


One of RFB Construction Company's Volvo EC200D crawler excavators


As part of President Duterte's Build Build Build initiative, Philippines contractor RFB Construction Company has used a fleet of excavators and soil compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment to complete projects on time and on budget.


RFB Construction Company, together with Rodnet Builders, has brought multi-million construction projects 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,”

explains Roger F. Bustillo, president and CEO of RFB Construction company.

Volvo excavators are simple to transport to and from the jobsite.

Tougher than the rest

“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,” he continues.


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,” says Roduard Michael C. Bustillo, vice-president and COO of RFB Construction Company.



A Volvo crawler excavator handles the muddy terrain at RFB Construction Company's site in Bukidon province with ease.


Swift aftersales support

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


“We appreciate the speedy support from the sales and service team at Civic Merchandizing, Inc./Topspot Heavy Equipment. When the Volvo machines needed repairs it was very quick. It is great to have the quality assured,” adds 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.