September 19, 2012

Volvo begins I-Shift transmission assembly

Prevost VP, key accounts, Dann Wiltgen, spoke at the ribbon cutting event for the I-Shift in Hagerstown, Md.

Prevost VP, key accounts, Dann Wiltgen, spoke at the ribbon cutting event for the I-Shift in Hagerstown, Md.
The Volvo Group’s Powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Md., began assembly of the Volvo I-Shift transmission with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. Employees were accompanied by Volvo Group executives, state and local Dignitaries, and members of the press.

Dann Wiltgen, Prevost VP, key accounts, spoke to invited guests and commented on the multiple impacts of this development.

“This project represents a significant investment in the Hagerstown plant, brings an infusion of new jobs to the economy and illustrates the pride this region has in manufacturing an integral component of the truck and motorcoach industry,” he said.

Volvo I-Shift is a 12-speed, two-pedal, lightweight automated manual transmission (AMT) that delivers an exceptional level of productivity by simultaneously maximizing comfort, safety and fuel efficiency. I-Shift is designed to integrate seamlessly with Volvo engines and provides the motorcoach industry’s only integrated powertrain.

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