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Tuve plant

Located in Gothenburg, the heart of Volvo, we produce premium heavy duty trucks – Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. Additionally, we produce frame members not only for ourselves but also to Gent, Kaluga and our KD-plants (assembly plants).

Tuve plant is certified according to Quality ISO 9001 and Environment ISO 1400. We are a CO2 neutral plant.

Short facts

1982

Year of inauguration

117 500 m2

Total surface

2700

Employees

34

Nationalitites

73% / 27%

Men vs women

Our Business Areas

    • Supplies frame members to Tuve production line, Ghent, Kaluga and our KD plants.
    • Works four shifts, manufacturing frame members around the clock.
    • Capacity: 87,500 frame member pairs per year.

    Completely Built up

    • Fishbone principle production line where kitting and pre-assembly operations are carried out in close proximity to main line.
    • Process from frame member to finished truck takes just over 6 hours.
    • Produces interior trim for cabs both for Tuve’s own truck production and for our KD plants.
    • Cabs are provided from the Umeå plant, arriving to Tuve on fossil free transports.

    65% of the trucks produced at Tuve plant are highly adapted to meet specific customer requirements. Our team of customer focused designers and mechanical specialists have a lot of experience in building trucks specially designed for our customers’ needs.

     Completely Knocked Down

    Packs truck component kits for subsequent assembly in our KD assembly plants, either fully Volvo owned or joint venture. Receiving locations include South Africa, Thailand, India, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Iraq.

    • A regular container fits 0,8 trucks
    • We ship up to 50 containers per day during two shifts.

Tuve plant first to introduce the heavy-duty electric truck range

2022 will be a historical year for the Tuve plant, as we are the first to introduce the heavy-duty electric truck range in serial production. We will operate a mixed model assembly where the electric drive line trucks will be produced on the same line as the combustion engine trucks. 

Touring Our Facility

We welcome customers, educational and community groups to our facility on the Tuve Train. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is offered in Swedish or English. Groups must be 12 years of age and older. 

Questions?

Contact Melinda Mangs, Director Communication, info.tuveplant@volvo.com

 

Contact details

Address:
Norra Stenebyvägen 5
S-417 45 Göteborg