140 persons will be offered permanent jobs at Volvo Cars' Torslanda plant. This coincides with the increased production rate from 45 to 48 cars per hour.
"This is a positive and concrete demonstration that Volvo Cars is heading in the right direction," says Magnus Hellsten, Senior Vice President Manufacturing, Volvo Cars.
The 140 employees who will now be offered permanent positions are already working in the production plant, but so far on temporary contracts. In addition to these permanent positions, some 100 staff will be appointed on a temporary basis until April 2011.
"We estimate that we will manage a continued increase in demand for our cars during 2011 with this increased production output," says Magnus Hellsten.
The Torslanda Plant manufactures the Volvo models XC90, XC70, V70, V60 and S80. The increased production rate to 48 cars per hours amounts to a yearly production of some 155,000 cars.
Volvo Cars' Engine plant in Skövde recently ramped up to four shifts in order to handle the increased production of diesel engines from 2,700 to 4,000 engines per week.