Thursday, June 4, 2009


On April 24th, the new plant at Torslanda is opened officially by HM Gustav Adolf (King of Sweden). It has been built for a capacity of up to 200,000 cars per annum under a two-shift system. Several product improvements are introduced, aligned with the company’s focus on safety.

All the Amazon models are now to have disc brakes at the front, and the Amazon wagon gets power brakes for the first time.

Another key innovation is enlisting the aid of medical experts in designing the front seats for Volvos.

And the first prototype of a rear-facing child seat is tested in Volvos this year.

Total production this year is 118,464 vehicles, including 8,040 CKD kits for foreign assembly. The company builds its one millionth car – a Volvo Amazon. Volvo is now the biggest company in Sweden.

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