Volvo Invests in Battery Pack Manufacturing at Excavator Plant


Volvo CE has introduced plans to speculate tens of millions into its excavator plant in Changwon, South Korea, to be able to construct commercial-grade battery packs just like the one within the upcoming EC230 electrical excavator (proven, above).

At round 1.1 million sq. meters, (a virtually unimaginable 11.84 million sq. ft) Volvo’s South Korean manufacturing unit is the most important excavator manufacturing website in Volvo CE’s international portfolio, and produces round 55% of its complete excavator quantity.

“As the most important plant in Volvo CE and the core website for excavator growth and manufacturing, Changwon is on the forefront of our shift to a sustainable future,” mentioned Andy Knight, Head of Operations Excavator and Managing Director of Volvo Group Korea. “This funding is a vital milestone in our electrification roadmap and helps our current investments in manufacturing services for electrical excavators. Changwon is ideally situated near battery module provide companions and different key suppliers in South Korea to satisfy the wants of consumers sooner or later. We’re additionally house to a extremely expert and motivated workforce who’re absolutely dedicated to assembly our future environmental targets.”

The brand new era of electrical excavators from Volvo, revealed a couple of weeks in the past the throughout “Volvo Days” heavy gear occasion, guarantees to revolutionize life on a job website with much less noise, extra dependable operation, and (after all) drastically lowered diesel emissions on-site. “With its battery energy,” writes Gear World, “the (new Volvo CE) excavator is predicted to attain 60-70% discount of power operating prices in comparison with the EC220. Teysseire mentioned the EC230 E is supplied with 4 66-kilowatt lithium-ion battery packs that allow the operator to work 4 to 5 hours generally function purposes. With a high-power quick cost on a lunch hour, the machine ought to final by means of a full eight-hour shift.”

Sounds fairly good to me!

The brand new high-tech battery line is designed to be constructed with out interrupting the continuing enterprise of, , constructing excavators, the brand new manufacturing capabilities can be constructed out inside the present Changwon element workshop. The brand new battery facility will occupy about 2,500 sq. meters (just below 27,000 sq. ft.) when it’s completed, together with the meeting and logistical sections. Building is slated to begin this April, with the primary Volvo CE business battery pack set to roll off the manufacturing line subsequent June.

Supply | Photos: Volvo CE.


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