With at least 29 suppliers from Mexico, Volvo starts car production in South Carolina
Last Tuesday, Volvo Cars announced it has officially started production of the all-new S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its first American manufacturing site in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
The first Volvo car ever built in the U.S. will arrive at showrooms later this year. Global distribution will begin in spring 2019.
By 2021, the facility will build the next generation XC90 luxury SUV. With the two car lines, the plant will be able to produce up to 150,000 cars annually.
Last year, company officials in Mexico revealed that the new plant will rely on deliveries from at least 29 suppliers operating from Mexico.
According to Alonso Lopez Aldana, director of Marketing for Volvo Mexico, most suppliers are located in El Bajio and Northern regions of Mexico, but no further details were offered.
– Volvo inaugurates plant in South Carolina; will rely on at least 29 suppliers from Mexico
– BMW already acquires US$ 2.5 billion worth of supplies in Mexico
– Mexico-made Mercedes-Benz cars secure at least 70% NAFTA content