Volvo CE is investing SEK 341 million (about U.S. $56.4 million) in a completely new paint shop at the company’s articulated hauler plant in Braås, Sweden. This investment will lead to an increase in capacity in the plant, a reduced impact on the environment and added improvement in quality.
The total market for articulated haulers has more than doubled in recent years and current demand is greater than ever before, Volvo officials said. In order to meet this increased demand, during the past few years, Volvo CE has made running investments to boost capacity in the articulated hauler plant in Braås. The investment in the new paint shop will increase capacity by approximately 55 percent compared with the existing one. It will also result in a number of improvements with respect to the environment, such as a 75-percent reduction in emissions of volatile organic compounds, which can be attributed to a switch from solvent-borne paints to water-borne ones. This also represents a considerable improvement in the internal working environment.
The investment in the new paint shop will also improve machine quality, making it possible to further meet customers’ expectations, Volvo said.
The Volvo Group, headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, is an international manufacturer of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services.