Production

For more than 85 years the Volvo Group has produced trucks, buses, machines, engines and drivelines. The Group has 61 wholly owned production sites in 18 countries around the world, and 98,717 permanent employees and 16,548 temporary employees at the end of 2012. Of these, 48,152 permanent employees and 7,548 temporary employees and consultants work within ­production.

In 2012 the Volvo Group produced 224,000 trucks, 10,700 buses, 78,500 units of construction equipment, 17,200 marine engines and 17,600 engines for industrial applications.

All wholly owned production facilites are certified by a third-party auditor in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality management system.

All wholly owned production facilites are certified by a third-party auditor in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality management system and 97 percent of them are certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental management system.

Seventeen production sites also have certified management systems for occupational health and safety, OHSAS 18001.

During 2012, investments in property, plant and equipment amounted to SEK 9.5 billion, compared with SEK 8.5 billion in 2011. Major investments related to new product programs, development costs and adapting production facilities.