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The battery factory

Early February, Northvolt and Volvo Cars made the decision to place their first joint battery manufacturing plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, next to Volvo Cars' assembly plant in Torslanda. This new facility will create up to 3,000 direct jobs in Gothenburg. Indirectly, it will also create thousands of additional jobs in the region. On this page you can follow how the work, with getting the factory in place proceeds.

The investments from Volvo Cars and Northvolt further strengthen Gothenburg's role as a powerhouse for Swedish growth and innovation. The investments have dynamic effects on suppliers in the service sector and make one of Europe's strongest automtive clusters even mor attractive.

The new facility will be operational in 2025, and will, once fully developed, deliver batteries to halv a million cars each year. The factory will employ up to 3,000 people within production, support and management. It will be the first production facility for the new joint venture, where Volvo Cars and Northvolt are investing SEK 30 billion.

The first activity for the new jointly owned company will be a battery research and development centre, wich will open during 2023. The R&D centre will also be located in Gothenburg and employ a few hundred people. 

On this page we collect all the information about the establishement, from making the decision to the inauguration. Our ambition is to provide you with knowledge and contacts regardless of whether you are just curious about the establishment process, have something similar going on in another place or if you have also opened your eyes to Gothenburg and are considering establishing yourself here.


Establishing this gigafactory in Gothenburg is a decisive move, both to continue to transform one of the most dynamic automotive regions in the world, and to become the leading global supplier of sustainable batteries.
Peter Carlsson, Co-Founder and CEO of Northvolt

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