Göteborg, Sweden – Volvo is increasing its production capacity based on strong demand. The company plans to recruit an additional 600 employees to its plants in Sweden and Belgium.
“We are currently selling everything we can produce of the Volvo XC60, V60 and S60,” said Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. “Now we have to further invest in order to meet the demand.”
The increase includes 200 new employees at a body components factory in Olofström, an increase from 52 to 57 cars per hour at a plant in Torslanda and an additional 250 new employees, increased brake disc and connecting rod production, and 100 new employees in the plant in Ghent, Belgium to increase production of the Volvo XC60.
Two months ago, Volvo announced it would recruit up to 1,000 new employees, mainly engineers in research and development. That recruitment is ongoing and separate from the manufacturing recruitment just announced.