South Carolina Factory

The Volvo EX90. Made by us.

From Sweden to South Carolina

From the very beginning Volvo Cars has existed for people who care about the world we live in and the people around us. We have made it our mission to make life easier, better and safer for everyone. Today, we’re still as focused as ever on safety, quality, and care for the environment.

Volvo Ridgeville Plant - Wide view of South Carolina Volvo plant

Our South Carolina factory

On September 25, 2015, Volvo Cars broke ground on its first US plant in Ridgeville, Berkeley County, South Carolina. The 2.3 million sq. ft. facility, which sits on 1,600 acres and includes a body shop, paint shop, battery assembly plant, final assembly, a vehicle processing center and an office building.

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About Volvo Cars

The first Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg back in 1927, and we’ve been changing the way the world thinks about automobile safety ever since. We’ve grown into a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium, China, and the United States.

January 2016: Broke ground in September 2015 and started construction

Late 2017: Started production

June 2018: Revealed the all new S60 and officially opened the plant

August 2018: S60 production began

March 2019: S60 exports began

Late 2019: Main office campus and Volvo Car University opened

2023: EX90 production begins

Meet the Volvo Team - Engineers inspect the plant

Interested in becoming a team member?

We would love to meet you.

For employment opportunities, please click below and review some of our hiring requirements: ● Must be 18 years old and have a HS diploma or GED ● Successfully complete background, drug screen and physical ● Successfully complete 1 day of unpaid pre-hire training ● Must be willing to work any shift

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Environmental performance

Sustainability is as important to Volvo Cars as safety. As we expand operations in the U.S., we will continue to innovate so we can improve our footprint with a goal to establish practices that don’t just meet environmental safety standards, but exceed them.

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Being a good neighbor

Supporting the communities where we live and work is important to Volvo Cars. Since coming to the Lowcountry in 2015, we’ve partnered with leaders from organizations across the Lowcountry to build strong, sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships between Volvo Cars and our neighbors both now and into the future.