Hello, America! Volvo Cars’ First Factory Has Finally Arrived in the United States

 

The beloved, safety-driven Scandinavian company Volvo Cars has made its way to the United States of American with its first-ever American car factory based in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Original work began on the new automotive site in 2015, and now--three years later--production can finally begin with distribution expected to begin in spring of 2019. Focusing primarily on the construction of the all-new Volvo S60 mid-size sedan (the first-ever to be built in the United States), the introduction of this stateside Volvo plant is truly groundbreaking and revolutionary for the Sweden-based company. The shiny new production plant sits on 1,600 acres of land with a building space of a whopping 2.3 million feet; and with plenty of space to include a paint shop, body shop, vehicle processing center, final assembly facility and an office building, the new Volvo car factory is not only delivering thousands of new cars, it’s also delivering thousands of newly available jobs to the area as well.

With the establishment of this new Volvo factory in South Carolina, Volvo Cars now has a production plant on every continent in which they sell cars including Europe, Asia, and India. Jeff Moore, Volvo Cars’ Vice President of Manufacturing for the Americas had this to say of the all-new Volvo S60’s production: “We’re proud to launch Volvo’s first American-made car. Our team is dedicated to delivering the exceptional craftsmanship, Scandinavian design and dynamic feel that defines the Volvo brand.” And with the XC90 SUV being added to the South Carolina production lineup by 2021, the newly introduced plant will be able to produce up to a whopping 150,000 Volvos per year. Soon, Volvo Cars plans to build the enigmatic Volvo Cars University… but what the university will be used for, we will have to wait and see.

 

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