Volvo Car Corporation anticipates a continued strong demand thanks to successful models, such as the Volvo XC60, V60 and S60. Based on this the company has decided to increase its production capacity. Consequently, Volvo Car Corporation needs to recruit an additional 600 employees to the Swedish plants in Gothenburg, Olofström, Skövde and Floby, and also to the Ghent plant in Belgium.
"We are currently selling everything we can produce of the Volvo XC60, V60 and S60. Now we have to further invest in order to meet the demand", says Stefan Jacoby, President & CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
"It is a great pleasure to be able to create employment for such a large number of people. This also shows the importance of the very dynamic automotive industry", says Stefan Jacoby.
Two months ago, Volvo Car Corporation announced its decision to recruit up to 1,000 people in Sweden, mainly engineers within Research & Development. This recruitment is ongoing and is separate from the manufacturing recruitment mentioned above.