Volvo Cars Opens Tech Hub in Downtown Stockholm
7500 Sq Meters and Covering two floors in the Heart of Stockholm, Volvo Cars opens a modern Tech Hub for 700 employees. The tech hub is located nearby the Volvo Studio and will be part of the company's future foundation as they say they continue to work towards their mid-decade ambitions and beyond.
The Volvo car of the future will be fully electric by 2030, increasingly sold online, powered by cutting-edge core computers and, according to the company, will become better over time thanks to over-the-air software updates.
"To accelerate our transition, we're recruiting hundreds of talents in areas such as software engineering, data science and analytics, product management, online business and customer experience development," said Björn Annwall, our chief commercial officer and deputy CEO. "Many of them will be based out of our new tech hub."
The tech hub will also serve as the base for businesses and activities in the wider Stockholm region. It aims to be a central part of Stockholm's tech scene, right in the home and birthplace of several globally successful billion-dollar tech companies. Through various events at the new tech hub, the car manufacturer plans to engage with other bright tech minds in the Swedish capital. The new facilities also have a special focus on employee wellbeing, which includes the creation of two recreational rooms inspired by the Japanese concept of Shinrin Yoku. Here, employees can explore an immersive experience of film, sound and light designed for de-stressing.
"Our new Stockholm hub is designed to spark creativity and collaboration," said Hanna Fager, our chief people officer. "It will be a modern and inclusive workplace that allows current and future talent with a broad variety of expertise to work and cooperate. A hallmark of Scandinavian modern design, it reflects all the strengths of the Volvo brand."
To underline its connection with Volvo Cars heritage, the tech hub will feature specially designed furniture created from recycled car materials. Lamps made from used airbags and chairs 3D-printed from repurposed car bumpers?
The Stockholm tech hub is the latest in a series of new tech-focused facilities Volvo Cars is developing. Last month, the company inaugurated a new tech hub at their Bangalore campus in India and since before, have inaugrated tech hubs in Sunnyvale, US, as well as in Lund, Sweden.