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).
258,479 (sedans: 56 %, estates: 44 %)
Volvo S40, V50, S60, V70, C30 (autumn 2006)
North America 25.8%, Europe 63.9%, Far East 5.3%
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
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
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, email@example.com