The car factory in Ghent already consists of a welding plant, spraying plant and final assembly plant. The battery assembly plant will be added. This will allow Volvo to supply battery packs for the fully electric XC40. For North Sea Port this is a sustainable investment in the future and in Volvo Car Ghent.
The plant will be ready for production by the end of 2019 and from 2020 lithium ion battery packs will be assembled. The new building with a surface of 5,000 m2 is adjacent to the final assembly plant. The production line in the assembly plant will consist of 10 manual stations manned by operators and 4 automatic robot islands.
The car manufacturer employs 6,500 workers and produced more than 200,000 cars in 2018.