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Volvo boost

PLANT BUSINESS

Volvo Construction Equipment has posted record machine sales for 2005 ? up 13 per cent on last year to 33,000 machines. The Swedish giant posted fourth quarter turnover up 30 per cent year on year to £757 m illion and operating profits were up 73 per cent to £54 million.

For the year, turnover rose 19 per cent to £2.56 billion and operating profits rose 45 per cent to £202 million.