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Volvo Penta Begins Production of 7Marine Outboards in Lexington, Tennessee

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Volvo Penta's Production Facility in Lexington

Transitioning the production of Seven Marine engines into Volvo Penta’s manufacturing facility is part of a strategy to further develop the company’s outboard offering.

(Feb. 11, 2020)– Today Volvo Penta announced the start of production and assembly of Seven Marine outboards at its wholly-owned facility located in Lexington, Tennessee. Transitioning the production of Seven Marine engines into Volvo Penta’s manufacturing facility is part of a strategy to further develop the company’s outboard offering. Since acquisition of Seven Marine in 2017, efforts have focused on expanding the Seven Marine product lineup and integrating proven Volvo Penta technology. For example, extending the horsepower range to include 527-hp and 577-hp models and enhancing the 627-hp flagship model. Further, all Seven Marine outboards feature Volvo's Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and associated Easy Boating solutions such as DuoProp, joystick docking and driving, Glass Cockpit and more.

Assembly line 7Marine 527 hp outboard at volvo penta's lexington, Tennessee factory

A Seven Marine engine on the assembly line

The 210,000-square-foot facility in Lexington houses Volvo Penta’s production of all gasoline engines and drives for worldwide distribution. It also houses a final-assembly line for production of industrial off-road engines. Adhering to the Volvo Production System (VPS), the facility operations place emphasis on high levels of precision through the use of advanced production techniques. Worth noting, the factory holds several ISO certifications in the areas of production process management, environmental management and occupational health and safety.

Assembly lline volvo penta's lexington, Tennessee factory

Volvo Penta’s Lexington plant is home to production for all its gasoline engines and drives for worldwide distribution.