Breaking ground on our first
The American-built S60s are exported around the world through the Port of Charleston.
The plant, which employs nearly 1,500 people, sits on 1,600 acres. The 2.3 million sq. ft. facility includes a body shop, paint shop, final assembly, a vehicle processing center and an office building.
Volvo Car Group set a new sales record in 2018 and this marked the fifth consecutive year of growth. Demand for the award winning range of SUVs is driving this growth along with a completely renewed range of sedans and wagons.
According to an economic impact analysis conducted by the College of Charleston, for an initial 2,000 people Volvo Cars employs, more than 8,000 total jobs would be created as a result. By 2022, Volvo Cars will create about $5 billion in economic activity in the state and support around 9,000 jobs paying $500 million in income and benefits annually. Production will add an estimated $100 million in state and local taxes annually.
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Key Plant Milestones:
• Broke ground in September 2015
• Started construction in January 2016
• Moved into the plant in late 2017
• Revealed the all new S60 and officially opened the plant in June 2018
• S60 production began in August 2018
• S60 exports began in March 2019
• Main office campus and Volvo Car University opens in late 2019
• XC90 production begins in 2022
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Today, we’re still as focused as ever on our three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment.
Protecting what’s important. Making people feel special. And taking pride in helping the world become a better place for all.
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At Volvo Cars, our investment is a measure of our commitment to the state of South Carolina. Our strong commitment to the communities in South Carolina will bring quality jobs, revenue generation, and investment to the state and will help lay the foundation for an even brighter future.