Volvo Group’s truck facility in Ghent, Belgium, will begin producing battery modules in 2025. Partners have supplied the Group with both cells and modules. The decision to invest in the installation of battery module manufacturing capacity in Ghent is yet another significant step for the Volvo Group in shaping its future value chain for battery systems. The Ghent battery module manufacturing line will be able to utilise battery cells from both partners and the proposed Swedish battery cell factory.


Source: Volvo Trucks PR

“We have started the investment process to establish battery module manufacturing in Ghent. The building is expected to be 12,000sq-m and be located at the Volvo Group manufacturing site. The new high-tech module factory will consist of an almost fully automated process with robots. This means employees with the necessary competences will be recruited, both externally and by building on our internal competences,” says Jens Holtinger, Executive Vice President Group Trucks Operations. The investment for this first step of module manufacturing is €75 million. 

As the world’s first worldwide manufacturer, the Volvo Group truck assembly factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, is already producing heavy-duty electric vehicles. The Ghent facility will also begin producing battery electric heavy-duty vehicles in the second half of 2023. The battery packs required to power these electric vehicles are manufactured in Ghent. Volvo Group’s goal is for at least 35% of vehicles sold globally to be electrified by 2030.