Volvo CE is investing SEK 341 million in a completely new paint shop in the company’s articulated hauler plant in Braås, Sweden. This investment reportedly will lead to an increase in capacity in the plant, a reduced impact on the environment and added improvement in quality.

Volvo CE is investing SEK 341 million in a completely new paint shop in the company’s articulated hauler plant in Braås, Sweden. This investment reportedly will lead to an increase in capacity in the plant, a reduced impact on the environment and added improvement in quality.

According to the company, the total market for articulated haulers has more than doubled in recent years, and current demand is greater than ever before. To meet this increased demand, Volvo CE has made running investments during the past few years to boost capacity in the articulated hauler plant in Braås. The paint shop is the latest project, and it will be replaced by an entirely new facility that will be completed in 2010.

The investment in the new paint shop will increase capacity by approximately 55% compared with the existing facility. The expansion will also result in a number of environmental improvements, such as a reduction of 75% in volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions due to a switch from solventborne to waterborne paint.

For more information, visit www.volvo.com/group.