Volvo invests in U.S. powertrain facility

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — AB Volvo has announced that Volvo Powertrain will make its U.S. facility in Hagerstown, Maryland, the Centre of Excellence for the North American market.

A four year investment program will prepare the facility for delivering the next generation diesel engine family for the Volvo Group’s two North American truck brands – Mack and Volvo.

"The decision represents an important commitment to the North American truck market," said Leif Johansson, president and CEO of the Volvo Group. "Backed by our considerable global resources and expertise, Hagerstown will ensure that demanding Mack and Volvo customers in this market can expect industry-leading quality and performance for years to come."

The Hagerstown plant has been producing Mack engines since 1961 and did recently deliver its 1,000,000 engine. The Volvo truck engines currently in operation in North America are built at Volvo Powertrain’s plant in Skvde, Sweden.

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