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Volvo Assembly Plants & Factories
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Volvo cars are being build in factories in Sweden, Netherlands and Belgium, however there are (and have been) assembly plants in other countries that are building Volvo cars from CKD (Completely Knocked Down) packs shipped to these countries for assembly:


Country: Sweden
Name and Location: Hisingen, Göthenburg
Details:
Operating: from 1927
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Production Units:

Name and Location: Torslanda Plant, Göthenburg
Details:
Operating: from 1964
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Production Units:
120
220
1800S
V70, V70XC, S80 =  90206 units in 1999
V70, V70XC, S80 = 138574 units in 2001

Name and Location: Assembly Plant, Uddevalla
Details:
Operating: 1988 - 1993
Production Units:
C70  = 9221 units in 2001

Name and Location: Auto Nova Plant, Uddevalla
Details: Joint venture between Volvo and Tom Walkingshaw Racing Group,
100% Volvo ownership by 2003
Operating: from 1995
Production Units:
C70 Coupe + C70 Convertible = 15001 units in 1999

Name and Location: Kalmar
Details:
Operating:   1974 - 1994
Production Units:

Name and Location: Lundby
Details:
Operating:
Production Units:

Country: Belgium
Name and Location: Volvo Cars Europe, Gent
Details: On 8 Aug 2008 4 Million Volvos were produced in Gent
Operating: from 1965
Production Units:
120 = 1965 - 1969 - 26,310
140 = 1968 - 1974 - 205,510
200 = 1974 - 1985 - 428,371
700/900 = 1983 - 1992 - 617,089
850 = 1991 - 1996 - 596,812
S70, V70 = 1997 - 2000 - 513,729
S60, V70 = 2000 - 2009 - 929,209
S40, V50, C30 = 2003 - 2012 - 1,108,195
S60, XC60 = 2008 -
 542,419
V40 = 2012 - 32.356


Country: Netherlands
Name and Location: Volvo Car BV (1975), Born
Details: Volvo purchased 100% from DAF (Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek)
Name and Location: Nedcar (1991), Born
Details: Joint venture 33/33/33 % Dutch State/Volvo/Mitsubishi
Name and Location: Nedcar (1998), Born
Details: Joint venture 50/50 Volvo/Mitsubishi
Name and Location:
Nedcar (2000), Born
Details: 100% Mitsubishi owned, Volvo production to cease in 2003/2004
Operating: from 1975
Production Units:
 66 production 1975 - 1978 = 106,137 units
340 production 1976 - 1991 = 910,382 units
360 production 1983 - 1989 = 176,023 units
440 production 1988 - 1996 = 384,682 units
460 production 1989 - 1996 = 238,401 units
480 production 1986 - 1995 =  76,375 units

S40, V40, Mitsubishi Carisma, Spacecar = 263,000 units in 1999
S40, V40 = 122,071 units in 2001

Country: Canada
Name and Location: Volvo Car Corporation, Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Details:
Operating: 1963 - 1998
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Production Units (CKD):
544
120
140
200
700
S70 and V70 = 8200 units in 1997

Country: Australia
Name and Location: Motor Producers Ltd, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria,
Details: Wholly owned by Volkswagen (Wolfsburg) between 1971 - 1976
Name and Location: Sold in 1976 to Nissan Motor, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria,
Details: Wholly owned by Nissan
Operating: 1971 - 1988
Production Units (CKD):
140
240/260
700
between 1971 - 1988 around 65,000 units have been built in Australia

Country: Chile


Name and Location: DIVOLVO, Arica, North Chile,
Details: 1964 - 1967
Production Units (CKD):
122S, around 3,000 units have been built in Chile

Country: South Africa
Name and Location:  Durban, South Africa.
Details:
Operating: from 1966 ? to 1976 ?
Production Units (CKD):
120 and 140 models

Name and Location:  Botswana capital Gaborone.
Details:
Operating: up to 2000
Production Units (CKD):
S40 and V40 models

Name and Location:  Samcor's Ford plant at Silverton outside Pretoria.
Details:
Operating: from 2000
Production Units (CKD):
S40 and V40 models = 1608 units in 2001

Country: Thailand
Name and Location: Thai-Swedish Assembly Co Ltd (TSA) , Samutprakarn near Bangkok
Details: Joint venture 56% Volvo and 44% Swedish Motor
Operating:
Production Units (CKD):
S40, V40, S70, V70, S80 = 641 units in 1999
S40, V40, S60, V70, V70XC, S80 = 1752 units in 2001

Country: Malaysia
Name and Location: Swedish Motor Assembly, Kuala Lumpur
Details:
Operating: from 1968
Production Units (CKD):
S40, V40, S70, V70, trucks = 1863 units in 1999
S40, V40, S60, V70XC, S80 = 1056 units in 2001

Between 1927 and 2001, Volvo Car Corporation produced a total of 12,015,510 cars
Production in 2001 = 418,652 units

Sources & Links:
Volvo Production per model

www.autointell.com
Volvo Newsroom

Volvo VIN Identification Plates by VolvoWorld.com

Volvo Car Corporation, 1927 - 2002,  ISSN 1104-9995
Volvo Down Under, a Swedish Success Story, ISBN 0-947079-14-9


 

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