Volvo Trucks in Oostakker hires 200 temporary workers


Two hundred temporary workers will be hired at Volvo Europa Trucks in Oostakker from April.

This is to cope with increased HGV production, due to motor from 186 to 210 vehicles per day. The company indicated this today (Monday).

Kamel Sid, the Managing Director of the Ghent company, says “The transport market continues to be faring well across Europe. This is driving hauliers to either renew or extend their fleets.

Suppliers will thus be able to respond quickly to the increased demand for goods and products.” Sid states the European lorry market demand should, moreover, nearly reach the same level as in 2016.

As alluded to above, Volvo Europa Trucks produces 186 HGVs on a daily basis and should reach its hypothetical maximum capacity, when it increases to 210 lorries per day in April.

Last year, 44,758 HGVs rolled off the prduction lines in the Oostakker factory, a record since it opened in 1975.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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