Volvo commence production of V60 wagon
5th September, 2010
The production of the new Volvo V60 wagon has started in
the Torslanda plant. At full production speed some 240 V60 cars will produced on a daily basis in the
The first verification prototype of the new Volvo V60 wagon passed through the Torslanda factory
back in January as part of the pre-series production process. Series production has now commenced - and
the V60 is the first car manufactured in the new Volvo Car Corporation production system called GPDS
(Global Product Development System) in Torslanda.
Some 60 cars will be manufactured per day the coming weeks. In mid-September the daily production
rate will increase to more than 100 cars and in early November, at full speed, some 240 Volvo V60 cars
will be produced.
"I'm totally convinced that our co-workers will perform brilliant and that the introduction will
be one of the best - maybe the best - in the Torslanda plant history," says Magnus Hellsten, Senior
Vice President Manufacturing at Volvo Car Corporation.
The annual V60 production is estimated to 50,000 cars. Ninety per cent of them will find European
customers. The five largest markets are Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
Best quality results ever
All in all, five different Volvo models are manufactured in Torslanda plant. The new V60 is accompanied
by the S80, V70, XC70 and the XC90. Last year 102,762 cars were produced in Torslanda. This year it looks
like the number will rise to some 135,000 cars.
"In conjunction with the global economical crisis the factory had a tough period, but has now
recovered. Our co-workers have put a tremendous deal of effort into increasing efficiency and introducing
standardised working methods. We do actually deliver extraordinary quality results right now - best ever.
Therefore it feels great to have a new car in our production portfolio," says Magnus Hellsten.