On the 5th of March, the Volvo Cars battery factory in Ghent was officially inaugurated. The new factory is 5,000 m2 in size. Wyckaert was responsible for the execution of the structural work and the finishing.
Volvo aims to be a climate neutral company by 2040. Building electric cars fits in with this strategy. The factory in Ghent will be the first Volvo factory to have a battery assembly zone where the assembly of the batteries will start this week. In 2020, a full electric version of the XC40 will be produced.
The electrification of cars means an investment of 150 million euros for the Ghent site, where 6,500 employees are active. Volvo will launch a fully electric car every year for the next five years.