The work force of the new 24,000 square meters manufacturing facility will be comprised of approximately 300 robots and small teams of five to eight people.
“With the investment in a new body shop we are creating the potential to increase production capacity in Torslanda from today’s approximately 200,000 cars annually to 300,000 cars”, said Lars Wrebo, senior VP of Purchasing & Manufacturing.
In the last 50 years, Volvo's Torslanda plant produced no less than 6,834,729 automobiles. It was built over a five-year span due to the rising demand for passenger cars in that era, a demand the old historic Lundby plant couldn't cope with by itself.
Currently, the factory is split into three different sections: the first one (TA section) manufactures body shells, the second (TB section) features a number of intermediate automated assembly processes, while final assembly is dealt with by the third (TC section).
“During my 50 years at the Torslanda plant, we have seen an amazing development in every single respect. We’ve moved from the personal craftsmanship of the Amazon era to today’s advanced production processes as new models are developed. I’m really proud and happy to have worked with so many skilled and dedicated fellow-workers during my time at Volvo Cars.”