Volvo commences transmission manufacturing in U.S.

Updated Aug 17, 2012

VolvoVolvo Trucks North America has invested $8 million into its Hagerstown, Md. manufacturing plant to begin its production of the I-Shift automatic transmission in North America.

“This is an important addition to our North American production capabilities and highlights I-Shift’s tremendous growth since its introduction more than five years ago to the North American market,” says Ron Huibers, president, sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. “I-Shift has been a game-changer, providing Volvo customers clear fuel efficiency and productivity improvements. We’re glad to see the industry now adopting this type of technology.”

Volvo says its I-Shift transmission is central to its award-winning XE (exceptional fuel efficiency) powertrain package, which reduces fuel consumption by lowering engine rpm at a given vehicle speed. Volvo says its I-Shift transmissions were previously assembled in Köping, Sweden, and then sent to Hagerstown for adaptation to North American market requirements.

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