A grand opening celebration was held for the new Volvo Car University and Volvo Car South Carolina Technical Center buildings at the company’s Ridgeville, South Carolina campus. Volvo Car Group executives Håkan Samuelsson, Javier Varela, Anders Gustafsson and David Stenström were joined by Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt to officially open the facilities. The Volvo Car University building holds nearly 89,000 square feet of training and office space and is equipped with modern technology to enable retail partners and Volvo Cars employees to access industry-leading training. The Volvo Car University team has also created a leadership training program with the Yale School of Management. The University will play an instrumental role in preparing Volvo Cars retail partners for the switch to full product electrification, which ramped up last year with the launch of the fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge.