Volvo Trucks Investing In Manufacturing
Volvo Trucks has announced a $69 million investment in new manufacturing equipment, processes and a plant redesign intended to improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at its New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va. The company assembles the VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks at NRV.
“This investment will spur significant improvements in material handling and parts flow that will allow us to increase throughput and reduce tied-up capital,” said Vice President and General Manager Lars Blomberg. “In addition to helping us further improve product quality, the redesign and additional equipment will also provide our employees with an even safer and more ergonomic working environment.”
The enhancements will include energy-efficient upgrades to the paint facility that will increase North American paint capacity and deliver improved quality. New racking and storage systems, docks and lifting devices, together with the redesign of a variety of work areas, will allow improved material delivery, the company said.