AB Volvo invests in U.S. power-train facility

| Monday, October 13, 2003

AB Volvo, one of the largest producers of heavy-duty diesel engines, recently announced its Volvo Powertrain would make its U.S. facility in Hagerstown, MD, the Centre of Excellence for the North American market.

According to a company press release, a four-year investment program will prepare the facility for delivering the next generation of diesel engines for the Volvo Group’s two North American truck brands – Mack and Volvo.

The Hagerstown plant has been producing Mack engines since 1961 and recently delivered its 1-millionth engine. The Volvo truck engines currently in operation in North America are built at Volvo Powertrain’s plant in Sweden.

Located about 75 miles northwest of Washington, DC, the Hagerstown facility has about 1.5 million square feet under roof. It includes all design functions in addition to manufacturing, has earned registration of its quality system to the ISO 9000:2000 international standard and the ISO 14001 international environmental standard. It currently employs more than 1,200 people.

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