Formed by fire
Every diesel engine that is produced in Skövde, Sweden, makes a journey through time, from the age-old craft of mastering hot molten metal with a temperature of 1,400 degrees Celsius to robot technology and micrometre precision.
The Volvo Group’s plant in Skövde produces some 300 engines a day. The heavy-duty 13- and 16-litre engines are delivered to assembly plants where they are installed in trucks that are sold in Europe and the rest of the world.
Global News now presents the complicated process that transforms sand and scrap metal into advanced engines developing as much as 750 horsepower, capable of pulling loads of 200 tonnes.