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Knock Down Operations (KDO) Gothenburg, Sweden


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Plant Manager: Bengt Svensson

Knock Down Operations, abbreviated KDO, is a unit organized within Volvo Car Manufacturing.


KDO's main tasks are:


- Assembly of cars in the KD Plants in South Asia (Malaysia, Thailand) and South Africa.


- Packing and Supply of components.


- Manufacturing Engineering of the assembly processes


KDO is located in the following places:


Assembly plants in

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Pretoria, South Africa


Logistics Centre (Packing and Component Supply) in Maastricht, The Netherlands


Quality & Manufacturing Engineering in Gothenburg, Sweden and in Born, The Netherlands


Management and Staff functions (HR, Finance and Project) in Gothenburg, Sweden


Total number of employees (Jan. 2002): 133 (Gothenburg, Maastricht and Born).

Postal & Visiting address Gothenburg, Sweden:

Knock Down Operations (KDO)

Volvo Car Corporation


405 31 Gothenburg


Tel. +46 31 595966

Fax. +46 31 599025 

Postal & Visiting address Maastricht, the Netherlands:

Knock Down Operations (KDO)

Graanmolen 9-11

6229 PA


The Netherlands

Tel. +31 43 356 9300

Fax. +31 43 356 9399

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