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Engine manufacturer of world class


Volvo Personvagnar AB Motor (Volvo Cars Engines) in Skövde today received the highly prestigious World Class Award for Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) – the first engine manufacturer and only the fourth company in the world to do so.

“This award is strong evidence of the long-term perspective, the enduring durability and the efficiency-enhancing improvements that we have brought to bear in all our processes and functions,” says Thomas Andersson, site manager at Volvo Personvagnar Motor (Volvo Cars Engines). “We have systematically improved our quality, delivery precision and the cost of both production and administration. Keeping pace with these improvements, we have succeeded in reducing disruptions to our production process, including the supply chain.
“This unceasing process of improvement and the strict focus on core concerns are reflected in our financial results. Today, we build better – and above all cheaper – engines that considerably boost the factory’s position and competitiveness in a tough operating climate,” concludes Thomas Andersson.


The World Class Award will be handed over by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) at an official ceremony in Japan on 9 December 2003.


For further information, please contact:
Bengt Pettersson, TPM coordinator, +46 (0)500-27 42 99

Quality, Corporate, Manufacturing
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