Volvo to mothball Mack Trucks plant in South Carolina
November 1, 2001
WINNSBORO, S.C. - Volvo Global Trucks says it will close the Mack Trucks manufacturing facility located here within 15 months.The announcement came as the company announced further details on its rest...
WINNSBORO, S.C. – Volvo Global Trucks says it will close the Mack Trucks manufacturing facility located here within 15 months.
The announcement came as the company announced further details on its restructuring strategies for the North American market.
Citing the fact current market conditions show few signs of a near-term recovery, several key actions will be undertaken…
Reducing North American industrial capacity by closing the Winnsboro plant.
Consolidating North American support functions to eliminate duplication of effort between Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks.
Strengthening the customer support system and product offering.
“While the restructuring program involves difficult decisions with major impact on our North American industrial structure, it’s clear that the extraordinary market conditions we are facing require extraordinary – and urgent – actions,” says Leif Johansson, president and chief executive officer of AB Volvo.
The group’s three assembly facilities – Mack’s Macungie, Pa. and Winnsboro S.C. plants, and Volvo’s New River Valley, Va. plant – have only been operating at 30 per cent of their total capacity.
Once Mack’s Winnsboro operations have been transferred to the New River Valley facility – and remain Mack-branded – the two remaining facilities will play a more significant role in the operation.
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