What we do

CEVT is an engineering and development centre for future C-segment cars, addressing the needs of both Volvo Cars and Geely Auto. The company was founded in 2013 and is located in Lindholmen, Gothenburg, in the heart of Sweden’s automotive cluster. CEVT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

CEVT covers vital aspects of passenger car development – from architecture, to power train and drive line components, to top hat engineering, i.e. the upper body structure as well as the vehicles’ exterior design. The modular strategy will deliver on the premium aspects that Volvo Cars requires, as well as on Geely Auto’s demands, in order to compete in the automotive market.

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Areas of expertize:

  • Architecture development: creating new, modular architectures for C-segment cars.
  • Top hat development, i.e. the upper body structure: creating complete, customer focused vehicles based on the new architectures.
  • Shared component development: creating technical solutions applicable to both brands and customer profiles
  • Complete vehicle design: creating vehicles with design that expands the customer segment.

 

CEVT’s work processes follow a modular technology approach. The benefits of this approach are most visible in the architectural development.

  • It can satisfy the market’s demands of different car models, as well as different customer requirements.
  • It capitalizes on volumes and provides cost benefits for us as a company, as well as the customer.
  • Through its intelligent build-up, it can easily adapt to new customer preferences and new trends, while meeting the requirement of short product cycles.
  •  It provides the customer with the latest technologies and a higher product quality.

 

The modular technology approach is based on the following principles: 

  • A large amount of well-defined interfaces
  • Scalable auto, module and component solutions:
    • A scaling strategy that for instance offer variations on the overall length, width, height, wheel base, wheel size, etc.
    • A strategy for performance steps on a module level, for instance a front module with different performance levels for handling, noise, and vibrations.
    • A strategy for performance steps on a system/component level, for instance a climate system that is either manual or automatic, that has one or several temperature zones, as well as air quality filters.

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Vision

Bring Geely to the world.

   

Mission

Build the most cost efficient, customer focused and technology oriented engineering centre in the automotive industry.

Define and develop world class products with outstanding quality and performance at competitive price levels.

Be a fully integrated part of Geely and form an outstanding team for the success of Geely.

Lay the foundation for Geely Auto in Europe .

Mats Fägerhag, CEO

”As far back as I can remember I have had a passion for cars. Working at CEVT allows me to combine this passion of mine with my desire to innovate. Having spent most of my career in the automotive industry, I have gained considerable experience in various organisations and development projects, and it is evident to me that we are breaking new ground at CEVT. Top-level engineers from Sweden, China and elsewhere are gathering at our R&D centre in Gothenburg to develop a new modular architecture for the next generation of Geely and Volvo cars within the growing C-segment.

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We want to strengthen the competitiveness of Geely Auto and Volvo Cars through the development of world-class vehicle architectures and new technologies. If we are to succeed, we must attract the right people.

If you share our passion for engineering and innovation, and want to work in a global organisation that embraces diversity, I am convinced CEVT will allow you to realize your full potential.”

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Values

Accountability

We embrace our roles and responsibilities ensuring accountability across the entire organisation, and we take pride in always delivering on expectations. We have faith in the individual’s ability and desire to take on responsibility, resulting in a trusting working environment.

Can-do-attitude

We are confident and resourceful in identifying solutions. Challenges energize us and we seize the opportunities they may contain. As a learning organisation, we utilize the experience we gain and constantly expand our capacity to create great results.

The CEVT team spirit

We reward those who share knowledge and make an effort to teach others. Our effective collaboration is the result of our open attitudes and cultural diversity. We have created an environment in which we support each other and collectively tackle challenges.

Voices of CEVT

Having the opportunity of working with teams from both Volvo Cars and Geely Auto, with very different backgrounds, is thrilling.
Jenny Johnsson
Chassis - Technical team leader Steering Systems
The most interesting and fun part about my job is that I get to work with all disciplines within the framework of physics.
Sverker Fhyr
Vehicle Integration - Block Leader
I like the atmosphere at CEVT; Together, we are moving forward to begin on a brand new chapter for our organization.
Ting Chen
HR Specialist - Global Mobility

Work with us

CEVT is an engineering and development centre for future C-segment cars, addressing the needs of Volvo Cars and Geely Auto. At CEVT, we are bringing technological resources and top level engineers from all across the world and across Geely Group. If we are to succeed, we need to attract the right people. If you share our passion for engineering and innovation, and want to be part of a global organisation that embraces diversity, CEVT is the right place for you.

We currently have the following job openings;

Get in touch!

The riverside location is undeniably beautiful. But above all, what attracted Ericsson, Semcon, Volvo, Chalmers, SVT, and over 330 other companies to Lindholmen Science Park was an idea. The Lindholmen Science Park was founded on the goal of bringing business, education, and the public sector together. The water, the view, the restaurants, the ease of access, and the vibrating international environment are really just icing on the cake.

Theres Svenssons Gata 7
SE-417 55 Göteborg
Sweden
Organisation no. 556922-7639