Hey! What didn't you do a feature about my trip? [pout, pout.
Doesn't surprise me...they are being complete idiots. 90% of the time they have "something under wraps, some secret to hide"...it is so stupid, having a state-of-the-art factory and 90% the majority of the complex is off limits...quote:
Originally posted by VaughnsVolvo:
Hey guys i'm at the volvo factory delivery center right now,they let me log on to e-mail my family and I thought i ,d give a quick post here.I just took the tour, but they only showed us the body shop and panel press areas (they are being secretive about the xc90 so those areas were off limits) And they don,t allow cameras on the tour what a drag...but I had my sony under my armpit doin' some clandestine videos! i'll check them out when I get back to my hotel(maybe it's just photo's off my armpit!)well I gotta burn rubber i've got major jet lag I here my hotel calling.
Originally posted by [email protected]:
)Actually, you're not supposed to have your camera out when you go on factory grounds.
That said, there are trade secrets and I don't blame them for not wanting to have unauthorized pics out there. I don't go posting all of my sources or my secrets. It's a business decision and I can respect that.
Huh, I didn't think my factory tour was all that bad when I picked up my S60. Granted, the movie up front was pretty boring, but the acutal tour throught the factoty took us from the stamping presses, through the weld robots (missed the spray booth, for obvious reasons) and pretty much all the way through upper assembly, lower assembly (power pack/suspension) and the mating of the body to the power pack (done in a 3-step process) & all the way through startup and the test drive on the mini-cobblestone track to check for rattles.quote:
Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:
no one said that they have to show people every nook and cranny of the factory. But the way they handle the overwhelming majority of factory tours is ridiculous. I don't know if you have ever been to the Torslanda plant, outside of Goteborg but its sheer size would put Ingolstadt to shame! They could arrange certain times of each month to have tours (cameras forbidden, naturally) in a manner that wold not jeopardize their secrets. I don't know...I compare the type of enthusiasm BMW puts in their factory visits and that Of Volvo and I feel ashamed. It is a disservice to the owners. As you have probably noticed, I defend Volvo very readily but when it comes to their marketing efforts, they just plainly SUCK!!!
You were one of the lucky ones. I have been to the Torslanda plant three times and I was also lucky enough to have been through the whole tour twice. But the overwhelming majority of people visiting get the...shaft!quote:
Originally posted by T5 Dave:
But I might have been lucky in that I may have got the 'full' tour when others might not have.
Too bad I didn't have a video camera. oh well, the memories were good.