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Volvo Cars Gent Plant, Belgium


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Postal address:

Volvo Cars Gent

J.F. Kennedylaan 25

P.O. Box 273

B-9000 Ghent

Tel. +32 9 250 21 11

Fax. +31 9 251 17 14


Managing Director: Hubert Casneuf

Volvo opened its Ghent factory in 1965. Over the years Volvo Cars Gent has grown into a cornerstone of Volvo's industrial structure, producing about one third of all Volvo cars.


During the year 2000 VCG introduced the Volvo S60 and V70, both based on the P2-platform.


Its most important single market is the United States (31 %). The European countries account for 52 % of the output; the Far East for 9 %. Its activities include welding, painting and final assembly.


Personnel (Dec. -00): 3.600 (car plant + Esdic)


Awards and certificates:

  • TPM Excellence Award (1991)
  • TPM Special Award (1996)
  • J.D. Power, Best European Car Plant (1996) (Initial Quality Study)
  • EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), (1995)
  • ISO 9002 (1994); ISO 9001 (1997)
  • Flemish Quality Award (1998)
  • TMP World Class Award (1999)
  • European Quality Award (1999)
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