Volvo Buses plans to close plant in Tampere, Finland3/5/08
Volvo Buses European bus body production system consists of the two plants in Finland, in Wroclaw, Poland, and in Säffle, Sweden. The plants in Tampere and Wroclaw both manufacture the Volvo 8700 bus model. The plant in Poland has spare capacity and by concentrating the production of the Volvo 8700 to Wroclaw, Volvo Buses can obtain more cost-efficient production.
In Turku, the plan is to reorganize to enhance the competitiveness of the operations. The production of the Volvo 9700 coach model in Turku will be focused on the Nordic markets.
According to Finnish law, the representatives of the employees now have the right to six weeks of negotiations before a final decision can be taken.
March 5, 2008
For further information, please contact Per-Martin Johansson, Press Officer, +46 31 322 52 00