Press Release
Date of issue   Oct 25, 2012 | ID: 46478

Volvo Car Corporation reduces production volume in Ghent

 

Volvo Car Corporation will lower its production volume in the factory in Ghent, Belgium as of 2013.

 

This will be done through reducing the line speed from 59 cars per hour to 54. As a consequence of this, approximately 300 agency workers will not get their contracts renewed when these expire by the end of this year.

 

"We have had a very positive trend during a number of years, with 2011 as a record year. Now we see customer demand declining and we need to rebalance our production output. In today´s market situation, flexibility is essential in the automotive industry," says Lars Wrebo, Senior Vice President Manufacturing at Volvo Car Corporation.

 

In Ghent the S60, XC60, C30 and V40 models are being produced. In November, the serial production of the all-new V40 Cross Country will start.

 

In total Volvo Car Corporation has around 5,200 employees in Ghent.

 

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Per-Åke Fröberg

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Volvo Car Group

 

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