6/28/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Volvo Trucks to Invest $400-million in Manufacturing

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

How do you assure a better future? By investing in it. That’s what Volvo Trucks is doing.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Although there are some who think that there is going to be a slowdown in the overall auto industry, arguably that’s not shared by the folks at Volvo Group. Today they announced that over the next six years they’ll be investing approximately $400-million in the Volvo Trucks plant in New River Valley, Virginia, which the company refers to simply as “NRV.”

VolvoTrucksNRV

Volvo Trucks NRV

(Images: Volvo Trucks)

Listen to Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America: “The outstanding product line currently produced at NRV”—and it should be pointed out that at NRV, which is the largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility in the world, they’re producing all of the Volvo trucks sold in North America, including the VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD, and VAH—“has strongly positioned Volvo Trucks for the future.

“This investment is another sign of our confidence in that future, and will help us prepare for even more exciting product—powered by both diesel and electric drivetrains—in the coming years.”

VolvoVNL

Volvo VNL

Part of the investment program will result in the construction of a 350,000-sq. ft. building for welding truck cabs. They are also upgrading the paint operations and material handling. Also several state-of-the-art dynamometers will be installed.

Seems like Volvo Trucks sees a robust future.

RELATED CONTENT

  • The Changing Definition of 'Niche Vehicles'

    Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.

  • 2019 Lexus ES 350 Introduced

    The Lexus ES sedan is more than just an offering within the company’s lineup.

  • NISSAN'S Platform Play

    The mid-size 2005 Pathfinder, Nissan's largest design and development program to date, involved three technical centers, and took 36 months and countless trans-Pacific trips to complete. Though it borrows major components from the full-size Titan pickup and Armada SUV, it's not just a downsized clone.