The production capacity of the Component Division has almost doubled since 2002. The investment will mean a further doubling of that capacity in stages, without requiring additional employees to be recruited.
“When the transformation is completed, we will be more efficient and make more components of a higher quality with approximately the same workforce as today, although we may possibly need additional employees during the running-in period”, says Jörgen Svenningsson.
The new factory was designed during the autumn and involved people from many parts of the organisation, from the factory floor to the development division. The trade-union organisations also took part and will also be involved in the transformation.
“People who live with an issue on a daily basis are often in the best position to find solutions. It’s therefore important to involve as many people as possible,” Jörgen Svenningsson adds.
Volvo has a total of 2,300 employees in Eskilstuna, of which 1,800 work with Volvo Construction Equipment. In 2006, Volvo CE invested a total of SEK 500 million in the plants in Eskilstuna, Braås, Hallsberg and Arvika.
March 16, 2007
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