Volvo Cars is in the process of opening a new factory in Berkeley County, SC — its first in the U.S. — that will produce an estimated 100,000 cars annually.
“We’re in the construction phase of the new plant, so we will be fully operational by the end of 2018,” Stephanie Mangini, corporate communications manager for Volvo, told Palmetto Business Daily.
The new factory will be the site where the new S60 Sedan will be made. The model is currently being developed at Volvo Car Group headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Once in production, the American-made Volvos will be exported around the world through the Port of Charleston.