Volvo Group to build new truck plant in Mexico

The Volvo Group is building a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement the company’s production in the United States.

The plant will provide additional capacity to support the growth plans of both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the United States and Canadian markets, and support Mack truck sales in Mexico and Latin America.

The first trucks are expected to be produced in the new facility in 2026.

The Mack LVO plant in Pennsylvania and the Volvo NRV plant in Virginia will continue to be the company’s main North American heavy truck production sites. Volvo Group has invested more than $73 million over the last five years in LVO expansion and upgrades. As well, Volvo is currently investing an additional $80 million to prepare for future production.

The NRV plant is completing a six-year, $400 million dollar expansion to prepare for production of the new Volvo VNL model.

The new plant will be about 1.7 million square feet in size and will focus on production of heavy-duty conventional vehicles for the Volvo and Mack brands. It will be a complete conventional vehicle assembly facility including cab body-in-white production and paint.

Adding production in Mexico will deliver logistical efficiencies for supporting sales to the southwestern/western regions of the United States, Mexico and Latin America. It also provides a mature supply and production ecosystem that will complement the American system and increase the resilience and flexibility of Volvo’s North American industrial footprint.