Ridgeville, South Carolina – For the first time, Volvo Car US Operations is exporting S60 sedans to Europe from its plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
"We began commercial production of the S60s just six short months ago here in South Carolina, and we’re excited to be building cars for customers around the world,” said Jeff Moore, vice president, Manufacturing, Americas. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we're on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide."
S60 models will be delivered, via the South Carolina Ports Authority, to the Belgium port of Zeebrugge to connect with distribution centers in Ghent that feed the European retailer network in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech, Slovenia, and Poland.
Throughout the year, S60 models will also be exported to Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand, plus 93 countries, including in the Middle East, Africa, and, Asia Pacific (excluding China).
In 2019, Volvo Cars is expected to produce nearly 50,000 vehicles at its Ridgeville plant. More than 50% of the cars produced will be exported.