Volvo have restarted production on a limited basis in Olofstrom, Sweden, at their body components plant, which is currently supplying the automaker’s vehicle assembly factories in China.
Operations in Olofstrom will ramp up even more this week to support the scheduled restart of production at Volvo’s main European vehicle production plant in Torslanda, near Gothenburg. Volvo make the XC90 and XC60 SUVs and the V90 station wagon at the Swedish factory.
All three of the automaker’s plants in Sweden closed on 26 March to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“We have a responsibility towards our employees and our suppliers to restart operations now that the situation allows it,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive. “The best thing we can do to help society is to find ways to restart the company in a safe way, thereby safeguarding people’s health and their jobs.”