Volvo announces the addition of third shift at Torslanda plant, creates 1,300 new jobs

Article by Christian A., on October 16, 2014

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.

Topics: volvo, sweden, production

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for...
by - February 20, 2017
Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Now on sale in several major markets around the world including Europe, the BMW 5 Series (G30) heralds the arrival of the new seventh generation and represents a whole new...
by - February 19, 2017
Just recently, it was speculated that a new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is coming. There is no official confirmation yet from the German sports car maker, but the arrival of...
by - February 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries