Due to the addition of the all-new 2015 XC90, Volvo announced that it will add a third working shift at its plant located in Torslanda, Gothenburg. The Swedish manufacturer is planning to increase production in the first quarter of 2015, which means the same period when it will start the production of the new Volvo XC90 SUV.
The third shift means that Volvo will add around 1,300 new jobs and this represents an increase in the total number of employees of about 40 percent.
The expansion of the Torslanda plant, as well as the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) are part of company’s $11 billion investment program in new products and production capacity.
Thanks to the addition of an entirely new body shop, Volvo says that the Torslanda plant has a production capacity of 300,000 cars annually.
For those who don’t know, Volvo Cars reported a 9.2 percent increase in sales during the first nine months of the year and it expects to sell around 470,000 cars in 2014, which means a 10 percent growth and all-time high sales results.