Volvo Cars growing Berkeley County operations
Sep 25, 2017 10:49AM
● Published by Emily Stevenson
Volvo Cars announced that it is
investing an additional $520 million in its Berkeley County operations
and creating 1,910 new jobs. This new commitment adds to the company's
initial 2015 announcement and brings the collective total to more than
$1 billion in investment and 3,900 jobs, respectively.
currently, Volvo Cars' Berkeley County manufacturing plant will be the
global production home of the company's all-new S60 sedan, which is
expected to roll off the assembly line next year. With this new
investment, the company is planning to add an additional product line -
the next generation XC90 - to its South Carolina operations in 2021.
More than just
increased manufacturing capacity, this additional investment will also
support the construction of new office operations on the company's
Berkeley County site. The 88,000-square-foot office facility will
include up to 300 new workers and will serve as a training center and
house research and development and operations management activities, as
well as a southern regional sales office.