All Volvo Cars articles – Page 3

  • Volvo Torslanda

    Volvo opens new bodyshop at Torslanda


    Sweden – The manufacturing facility, inaugurated on the OEM’s 50 th anniversary at the location, covers 24,000 sq. ft and will boost its annual capacity from 200,000 to 300,000 units. The move will bring Volvo closer to achieving its long-term goal of selling 800,000 cars per year. The ...

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    Tech Mahindra to provide Volvo’s IT


    Sweden – The provider of connected solutions will supply end-to-end IT infrastructure support and services for the carmaker not only in its domestic market but in China and Belgium, covering factories, R&D facilities, offices, dealerships and a global data centre. This will include 4,000 factory devices, 2,800 servers and ...

  • Volvo XC90

    Volvo lays out its plans for 2014


    Sweden – In line with its €11 billion four-year transformation plan, the OEM has said it will introduce new technologies and a series of “industry-leading” innovations, plus the XC90. The XC90 will be the first model built on the company’s new SPA vehicle architecture as well as the ...

  • Ulf Sandström

    Permanova celebrates Volvo award


    Sweden – The Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) award was presented to Ulf Sandström, managing director of Permanova Lasersystem, at a ceremony in Gothenburg in mid-December.  Sandström welcomed the award as “proof that our work is being appreciated by our customers”.

  • Volvo S60L, Chengdu

    Permanova delivers laser station to Volvo in Chengdu


    China – The laser station for the welding and cutting of car bodies is operated in full automatic mode and includes seam-tracking technology in the welding tool. A small robot-carried xy stage with a cutting tool is used for laser cutting of shocktowers, plus reference plates in the side ...

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    Volvo receives approval for manufacturing in China


    China – Government authorities have approved Volvo Cars’ bid to establish manufacturing plants in Daqing and Zhangjiakou meaning that Volvo Cars’ full Chinese industrial footprint (including Chengdu) has now been approved. The assembly plant in Daqing is under construction and the first pre-series cars will be built in late ...

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    Danielson appointed as vice-president at Volvo Cars China


    Sweden – Volvo Cars has appointed Lars Danielson as senior vice-president, Volvo Cars China Operations. He succeeds Freeman Shen. Danielson was most recently vice-president of China operations within manufacturing, responsible for developing and establishing Volvo Cars’ manufacturing footprint in China.

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    Volvo appointed Samuelsson as new president and CEO


    Sweden – The board of directors of Volvo Car Group has appointed Håkan Samuelsson as new president and CEO. Stefan Jacoby will leave Volvo Car Group under an amicable agreement. Samuelsson was chairman and CEO of MAN SE between 2005 and 2009. Since 2010 he has been an independent ...

  • Article

    Volvo appointed Alain Visser to Sales vice-president post


    Sweden – Volvo Car Corporation has appointed Alain Visser to the new position of vice-president Sales Operations within Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. Visser comes from a position as vice-president Sales, Marketing and Aftersales for Opel and Vauxhall, based in Germany. His previous experience includes a variety of leadership ...

  • Article

    Axelson leaves Volvo after 12 years


    Sweden – Volvo Car Corporation's senior vicepresident of public affairs, Olle Axelson, is leaving the company after 12 years as a member of the executive management team. Axelson was recruited to Volvo during summer 2000 and he has been operative under the executive management of four presidents and CEOs: ...

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    Danielson leads Volvo's manufacturing operations in China


    Gothenburg, Sweden – Lars Danielson has been appointed manager of Volvo’s manufacturing operations in China. Danielson was previously manager at Volvo Cars Torslanda. He will report to Freeman Shen, recently appointed as Senior Vice President, China Operations, and Magnus Hellsten, Volvo Cars’s Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Danielson, 61, joined ...

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    Editor's Note: The price of progress for Volvo


    It’s widely believed that there is no such thing as a free lunch. In support of this truism, we can examine the case of Chinese carmaker Geely. Having bought Volvo from Ford in August for about RMB 11.3bn ($1.7bn), the Swedish premium vehicle manufacturer looked to be on considerably firmer ...

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    Pressing ahead at Volvo


    Volvo Car’s new transfer line is the latest interpretation of so-called classical manufacturing. AMS talks with Jonas Knutsson about the technologies that make it possible New take on an old idea Haste makes no waste Alist of the attributes of a classical manufacturing ‘transfer line’ reads like a litany of ...