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Volvo Penta begins producing Seven Marine Outboards in Tennessee

Volvo Penta’s 210,000-square-foot facility in Lexington houses production of all the company’s gasoline engines and drives for worldwide distribution.

Volvo Penta’s 210,000-square-foot facility in Lexington houses production of all the company’s gasoline engines and drives for worldwide distribution.

Volvo Penta today announced it will start producing and assembling Seven Marine outboards at the company’s wholly owned facility in Lexington, Tenn. The entire lineup was incorporated into the Volvo Penta production process as of last month.

“It’s with great pride that we add the Seven Marine outboard range to our portfolio of marine gasoline solutions that are produced in Tennessee,” said Volvo Penta of the Americas president Martin Bjuve in a statement.

In addition to the Lexington operations, an outboard engineering office has been established in Germantown, Wis., and Rick Davis, founder of Seven Marine, will continue to work with the Volvo Penta team.

With this step, the company said it is positioned to leverage the “full scope of Volvo Penta assets, from the deep expertise and competencies of our team to our robust manufacturing capabilities and high production standards,” said Peter Hertinge, senior vice president of global operations and quality for Volvo Penta.

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

A Seven Marine engine produced at the Volvo Penta facility.

A Seven Marine engine produced at the Volvo Penta facility.

“As we continue to develop our outboard offering, the Volvo Penta team will learn from and build upon the wealth of market knowledge shared from the Davis family,” Bjuve said.

The 210,000-square-foot facility in Lexington houses Volvo Penta’s production of gasoline engines and drives for worldwide distribution. It also houses a final assembly line for production of industrial off-road engines.

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