Two hundred temporary workers will be hired at Volvo Europa Trucks in Oostakker from April. This is to cope with increased HGV production, due to motor from 186 to 210 vehicles per day. The company indicated this today (Monday).
Kamel Sid, the Managing Director of the Ghent company, says “The transport market continues to be faring well across Europe. This is driving hauliers to either renew or extend their fleets.
Suppliers will thus be able to respond quickly to the increased demand for goods and products.” Sid states the European lorry market demand should, moreover, nearly reach the same level as in 2016.
As alluded to above, Volvo Europa Trucks produces 186 HGVs on a daily basis and should reach its hypothetical maximum capacity, when it increases to 210 lorries per day in April.
Last year, 44,758 HGVs rolled off the prduction lines in the Oostakker factory, a record since it opened in 1975.