Volvo plans to expand operations in Berkeley ahead of 2nd model

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Sergist
May 8, 2019

Over the next three years, Volvo Cars expects to hire and train around 2,500 more workers and build onto existing buildings to accommodate a second vehicle — all within a few years of beginning U.S. production.

“We’ll start building the next-generation XC90 in 2022, so we’ll have to do a big influx of hiring in 2020-2021,” Volvo Cars spokeswoman Stephanie Mangini said during a recent plant tour.

The overall site currently produces about 24 cars per hour, putting the plant on track to produce 50,000 cars in its first year and setting the stage for increased car production and campus expansions in the next several years.

By 2022, the plant is expected to employ 4,000 people to build S60 sedans and XC90 SUVs. The launch of a second vehicle will increase production rates to 150,000 vehicles.

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