EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Gent; Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Ghent


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 3000
Group: Volvo

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-04-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-05-2021
Planned Job Creation: 383

Additional Information

Volvo Trucks Ghent, the Belgian Volvo facility specialised in the production of trucks, has announced that it will hire 350 additional employees for its facility. The recovering economy, especially the growing demand in e-commerce sector, is seen as one of the main drivers behind the expansion, as this has led to an increased demand in trucks.

Update on 18/05/2021: Volvo Trucks Ghent released an additional announcement a few weeks later. Given the increased demand for truck and construction machine parts, the company will recruit another 38 employees to work in the company warehouse, in addition to the original job creation plan. This will lead to a total of 383 vacancies for Volvo Trucks.

For previous restructuring events of Volvo Trucks in Belgium, see Volvo Trucks 2010 - BE and Volvo Trucks 2011 - BE.