We start building your new Volvo
The steel surface is smoothed and checked for cracks and deformations. Then we stack the sheets and prepare them to be pressed into sides, roofs and floors.
Parts are welded together
An interesting detail here is the computerised measuring machine controlling the process. Volvo Cars was the first car manufacturer to use this technology, originally developed for the aircraft industry.
Painted in the colour of your choice
The paint shop is considered to be one of the cleanest in the car industry and features a unique air filtration system.
Manual assembly of safety equipment
Your car arrives at the assembly plant. This is where the major part of the manual assembly work takes place. At this point all the components needed for your car will be in place. Many of them are delivered specifically for your car, directly to the production line, just a few hours before the car is assembled.
These suppliers are located close to the factory and deliver 'Just-in time.' The suppliers play a very important role in the entire supply chain to make sure we can produce and deliver your car according to schedule.
One of the first components we assemble in the body is the inflatable curtain. It helps to protect the head of the driver and the passengers in the event of a side impact. The inflatable curtain is standard in our cars and was invented by Volvo Cars in 1998.
Your Volvo at the "marriage point"
We now continue to mount the dashboard, roof lining, seats and windscreen. When most of the interior equipment is in place we mount the doors, which also include the speaker system you ordered.
Your New Volvo is almost ready
Now it’s time to start the car for the first time. Extensive function tests are carried out on each car, which include everything from brakes to the horn. In randomly tested cars, the tightness of the seals is tested in monsoon-like conditions.