Volvo lifts lid on FH build

Swedish truck-maker Volvo has shed a bit more light on the manufacturing process of its all-new ‘ultra-modern’ Euro 6 FH.

Volvo said an ultra-modern truck requires ultra-modern production tools – and the firm said one of its most important investments was in the new presses, which are used in the production of all the cab parts.

“One unique thing in the new Volvo FH is we press many parts in five steps,” said product manager Hans Elmqvist. “The focus here is on geometry assurance – the more times components are pressed, the better the various parts fit together, thus improving cab assembly.”

Volvo said it is now building the FH’s chassis upside-down – which makes it easier to access the various components –
and bonding the windows into place to further increase cab strength.