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Volvo Cars installs a full suite of safety guardrails at its new site

When Volvo Cars was looking for a full suite of premium safety guardrails for its brand new site, it turned to A-SAFE for a solution.

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CUSTOMER

The leading Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo Cars, has built a new manufacturing facility in USA to pursue its global growth ambitions. The company employs nearly 1,500 people at the new site in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

SITUATION

Upon learning of the plans to create a new Volvo manufacturing facility in the United States, A-SAFE approached the company to discuss its safety plans for the site. Volvo wanted to install safety systems that offered premium protection for its employees, infrastructure and assets, with a particular focus on areas with higher volumes of traffic. The new plant includes three main buildings: the weld shop, the paint shop, and assembly. The vehicle assembly area experiences the greatest volume of traffic, as thousands of individual parts go into making each car. All these components need to be transported, stored, picked and transferred to the assembly lines to be fitted. 

SOLUTION

  • Optimised traffic flow around the site
  • Premium protection for pedestrians
  • Infrastructure protected against damage 

 

A-SAFE visited the site to complete a full safety survey before proposing a comprehensive solution. Volvo took the decision that it would limit the movement of vehicles to specific areas within the building, mainly the logistics receiving areas. A full suite of premium safety products was installed, including trafficstrength guardrails, column protection and pedestrian protection. In total, almost a mile of A-SAFE product was fitted at the location. 

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