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Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights

2020-03-09T12:43:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 

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Volvo adds battery assembly line at Ghent

2020-03-06T12:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The new battery line at the Belgium plant will support production of the XC40 Recharge P8, Volvo’s first fully electric car, with production scheduled to begin later this year

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AMS on Africa: Part 6 – Volvo Trucks of the trade

2020-02-17T11:57:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Volvo Trucks is a big player in the South African commercial vehicle market and, as demand grows, the team at its Amanzimtoti plant are expecting a busy schedule

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Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop 

2019-05-20T15:07:00+01:00By AMS

Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one third, according to the OEM.

Car manufacturing underway at Luqiao manufacturing plant in China

Volvo and Polestar fire up in China

2019-04-15T15:51:02+01:00By AMS

Volvo Cars Torslanda Plant, 2004

Volvo to install paint shop in Torslanda

2019-04-04T10:43:38+01:00By AMS

Jeff Moore

Volvo reveals Charleston plant manager

2018-06-19T11:29:06+01:00By AMS

Pre-production of the new Volvo XC40 in the manufacturing plant in Ghent

Volvo Cars increases XC40 capacity

2018-05-25T16:13:14+01:00By AMS

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Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production

2017-11-22T10:00:22+00:00By aladmin

Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year.

Polestar Chengdu

Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu

2017-10-17T16:42:00+01:00By aladmin

China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there from ...

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Volvo pledges electric motors for all models

2017-07-05T15:18:41+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The vehicle-maker declared “the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE)” with the decision to fit an electric motor to every model launched from 2019 onwards, which will include full electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids and “mild” hybrids. The OEM said it was ...

Volvo XC90

Volvo to assemble cars near Bangalore

2017-05-18T09:45:18+01:00By aladmin

India – The vehicle-maker said it will focus on models based on its SPA architecture, starting production this year with the XC90 premium SUV. Volvo added that further models will be announced at a later stage.

The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden

Volvo Torslanda makes first new XC60

2017-04-26T16:23:28+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The first vehicle, painted white, rolled off the line this morning. The new XC60 replaces the original version after nine years of production and nearly 1m deliveries.

Xiaolin Yuan

Yuan to become Volvo's SVP, Asia-Pacific

2017-01-20T14:09:53+00:00By aladmin

China – As senior vice-president (SVP) for Volvo Cars in the Asia-Pacific region, Xiaolin Yuan will replace Lars Danielson, who will retire from the company. In his new role, he will be supported by Geert Bruyneel, currently vice-president, Purchasing and Manufacturing, APAC, who will now become deputy SVP, Asia Pacific.

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Volvo announces Chinese expansion

2016-11-02T10:05:58+00:00By aladmin

China – The vehicle-maker outlined a new strategy which will involve a significant increase in capacity in the country and the development of a global manufacturing and export hub serving growing demand for Volvo’s new range of cars in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Start of production of new Volvo V90 premium estate

Volvo: new platforms for a new company

2016-09-30T17:21:01+01:00By Ian Henry

Strong financials are justifying investment in new platforms for a company reborn

Jon Wakefield

Wakefield rises to Volvo leadership

2016-09-04T20:35:45+01:00By aladmin

UK – As managing director, Jon Wakefield will assume overall responsibility for the operations of Volvo Car UK on a permanent basis, having served as acting managing director since July. His appointment has been confirmed with immediate effect.

Jim Raggi

Volvo makes American leadership changes

2016-04-26T11:31:49+01:00By aladmin

US – Jim Raggi will become regional vice-president, Southern Region; Gregor Hembrough will be vice-president, Northeast Region; and Michael Cottone will be promoted to regional vice-president, Western Region. The reshuffle is part of Volvo’s ongoing transformation in the US.

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Volvo’s new platform for compact cars

2015-10-15T16:42:15+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), a smaller version of the OEM’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), will be introduced in 2017 and will allow a wide range of powertrains, electrical systems and technologies to be fitted on the same platform, creating significant economies of scale and a more streamlined ...

Volvo CMA

Volvo extends electrification strategy

2015-10-15T13:33:25+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The OEM has announced that plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range, in the expectation that electric vehicles will make up 10% of total car sales in the medium term. Volvo will also develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars, plus a fully electric ...

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