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Volvo Chengdu plant to start production in June

Updated: 2013-03-18 15:10
( chinadaily.com.cn)

Volvo Car Group's first manufacturing plant will begin production in June in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, China Business News reported Monday citing sources within the industry.

Volvo's first China-made model S60L is set to roll off the assembly line in large-scale production by October.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved the Geely-controlled luxury brand's Chengdu plant in October 2012.

Shen Hui, chairman of Volvo China Operations, will go to Harvard for an 8-week advanced management program. Shen will temporarily drop his operation job during the period from April to June.

Lars Danielson has been senior vice-president for Volvo Cars China Operations since March 1.