Driving a modern truck you have no clou how much effort it took to build it. A few years ago I was able to build my own FH in the Volvo plant in Gent, so I do know what it takes. Volvo now made a press release that tells everything about the production of a modern truck, and here it is:
Lets start with some facts
Did you know that… … it takes about five days to transform a roll of steel into an ultra-modern truck? … the cab passes through about 350 pairs of hands before it is fully assembled? … 3.8 litres of paint are needed to paint a Volvo FH topcoat? … the press tools weigh between 25 and 30 tonnes each? … 2790 screws are used in the building of an ultra-modern truck? … the new Volvo FH weighs between 7,500 and 12,500 kg (depending on specification)?
This spring saw the first of the series-produced new Volvo FH trucks roll out of the factory gates for delivery to customers throughout Europe. But just how is an ultra-modern truck built, how do advanced electronics and other hardware turn into a single smoothly functioning entity and how can top quality be guaranteed ? Join Volvo Trucks on a trip from initial idea to finished truck….