EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västerbottens län; Övre Norrland
Location of affected unit(s): Umeå


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Volvo Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-10-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 19-10-2009
Foreseen End Date: 01-03-2010
Planned Job Creation: 130

Additional Information

Volvo Trucks is to create 130 jobs in Umea in lacquering of plastic car components. This activity was previously carried out by a company in Belgium. Already 50 new jobs have been created in Umea and the relocation will be completed in March 2010.

Volvo Trucks has announced a number of restructuring plans over the last year; this is the first case of business expansion since the beginning of the recession.  See related fact sheets - 11990 and 11727.