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
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.
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.
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.