“The changes have ranged from switching off lights and computers when going home to optimising ventilation flows in our facilities," says foundry manager Christer Davidsson. “Today we have a state-of-the-art plant where we use the best technology to achieve energy-efficient production. All our employees’ strong dedication and commitment has been crucial in determining these outstanding results, and we’re very proud of their contribution.”
Volvo Powertrain’s foundry in Skövde is northern Europe’s largest grey iron foundry with an annual capacity of 130,000 tonnes of finished cast goods. The Volvo Group recently decided to invest over 1 billion SEK in Volvo Powertrain’s plant in Skövde. The investment includes a new foundry which will supply almost all its own heating energy. The new foundry is expected to start operation in 2009.
December 19, 2007
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