Volvo to open factory in South Africa


STOCKHOLM, June 28 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo , the world's second biggest truck maker, said on Tuesday it would open a new factory in South Africa and close operations in Botswana. Volvo said the move would lead to lower lead times and freight costs. Volvo has assembled truck kits in Botswana since 2000 with the bulk of production going to South Africa, where it sold around 1,000 trucks last year. The company said the first trucks would be produced in December in South Africa.

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Volvo to open factory in South Africa" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.


Follow Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×