Volvo’s export surge a good sign of things to come for Berkeley County

The Post & Courier
David Wren
July 10, 2016

The number of cars Volvo exports from its Gothenburg, Sweden, factory to the U.S. and other parts of the world has doubled over the past year. And that bodes well for Berkeley County.

Between June 2015 and May of this year, roughly 170,000 Volvo cars were sent out through Gothenburg’s port. it’s an indication of the growing popularity of the carmaker’s brand, both in America and elsewhere.

“Volvo has produced a highly successful range of models at the Torslanda plant in recent years,” Claes Sundmark, a vice president at the port, told Automotive Logistics magazine. Torslanda is a district within Gothenburg. Sundmark said “delivery to virtually every market takes place via the port in Gothenburg nowadays.”

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