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Volvo Cars Gent Plant, December 2005

Volvo Cars Gent Plant, 2005


Volvo Cars Gent


Since 1965 Volvo Car Corporation assembles cars in Ghent, Belgium. Initially Volvo Cars Gent had only a Trim and Final department, but since 1972 a welding plant and a body shop were added.
The first car to be produced in Ghent was the Volvo Amazon (P120). In 2004 the 3 millionth car rolled off the assembly lines.

Volvo Cars Gent is one of the largest employers in the Belgian province Oost-Vlaanderen (Eastern Flanders).

Output 2005: 
258,479 (sedans: 56 %, estates: 44 %)

Cars produced:
Volvo S40, V50, S60, V70, C30  (autumn 2006)

Major markets:
North America 25.8%, Europe 63.9%, Far East 5.3%

Employees: 5,000

Total surface/Built up surface: 
475,000m2 /233,000 m2

Awards and certificates: 
1999 Total Quality Award, Operational Units
1991, 1996, 1999 TPM World Class Award
ISO 9001/14001
EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme)
2003/2005 Best Employer Belgium
2003/2005 Award for Lifelong Learning, Europe
2005 VCC Centre of Excellence Award


Managing director:  
Peter Leyman

Plant manager: 
Herman De Rom

President of the board:  
Magnus Hellsten Senior vice president Manufacturing Volvo Car Corporation


PR & Communications:
Mark De Mey, +32 9 250 27 31,


Postal address:
PB 273 
B9000 Gent

Visiting address:
Kennedylaan 25
B9000 Gent 



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