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Volvo Invests in Battery Pack Manufacturing at Excavator Plant

Volvo CE has introduced plans to speculate hundreds of thousands into its excavator plant in Changwon, South Korea, with the intention 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, (an almost unimaginable 11.84 million sq. toes) Volvo’s South Korean manufacturing unit is the most important excavator manufacturing web site in Volvo CE’s world portfolio, and produces round 55% of its whole excavator quantity.

“As the most important plant in Volvo CE and the core web site 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 crucial milestone in our electrification roadmap and helps our current investments in manufacturing amenities for electrical excavators. Changwon is ideally positioned near battery module provide companions and different key suppliers in South Korea to satisfy the wants of shoppers sooner or later. We’re additionally house to a extremely expert and motivated workforce who’re totally dedicated to assembly our future environmental targets.”

The brand new technology of electrical excavators from Volvo, revealed a couple of weeks in the past the throughout “Volvo Days” heavy tools occasion, guarantees to revolutionize life on a job web site with much less noise, extra dependable operation, and (in fact) drastically decreased diesel emissions on-site. “With its battery energy,” writes Tools World, “the (new Volvo CE) excavator is predicted to realize 60-70% discount of power working prices in comparison with the EC220. Teysseire mentioned the EC230 E is provided with 4 66-kilowatt lithium-ion battery packs that allow the operator to work 4 to 5 hours usually function purposes. With a high-power quick cost on a lunch hour, the machine ought to final by way 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 continued enterprise of, , constructing excavators, the brand new manufacturing capabilities might 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 start out this April, with the primary Volvo CE business battery pack set to roll off the manufacturing line subsequent June.

Supply | Pictures: Volvo CE.



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