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Volvo Cars Gent Plant in 2006

Volvo Cars Gent Plant, 2006

 

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 2006: 
243,262 (sedans: 48 %, estates: 48 %, C30: 3%)

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

Major markets:
North America 26.7%, Europe 66%, Far East 5.4%

Employees: 4,800

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:  
Derek Jessiman as of 1 May 2007

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, mdemey@volvcars.com

 

Postal address:
PB 273 
B9000 Gent
Belgium


Visiting address:
Kennedylaan 25
B9000 Gent 
Belgium

 

/MM

Keywords:
Facilities, Corporate, Manufacturing
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