Volvo Cars is opening a new Tech Hub in Singapore, a global hotspot for advanced technology and manufacturing excellence. The new Tech Hub will be a key center for data and analytics, software and advanced manufacturing development in line with Volvo Cars’ ambition to be a leader in new technology and a fully electric car maker by 2030.
The Singapore facility will initially focus on building up capabilities in technology and software development, data and analytics as well as advanced manufacturing—a core strategic area for Volvo Cars.
Manufacturing is an increasingly technology-intense area that offers plenty of new opportunities within AI, robotics, automation, machine learning, nanotechnology and a range of other new and emerging technologies.
The announcement of our Singapore Tech Hub follows the recent addition of a Tech Hub in Krakow, Poland earlier this year. These Tech Hubs work closely with the existing network of Tech Hubs and core engineering centers globally.
Volvo Cars is establishing the new hub in Singapore with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), giving Volvo Cars further capability to leverage Singapore's local network and talent for its development of the next generation of technologies and cars.
The new Tech Hub will open in early September and be led by Yvonne Tan, who joined the company on 1 September. Yvonne is a senior and visionary leader with a proven track record of enabling business through engineering development and successful delivery execution. Yvonne is joining Volvo Cars from Venture International Pte, Ltd, a leading global provider of technology services. There, she has led the advanced life science instrumentation and systems delivery in the role as R&D director. Additionally, she brings eight years of experience from leading research design development as senior engineering manager at Dyson Operations Pte. Ltd.
Yvonne has an Engineering doctorate from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and she holds a Master of Science in Business IT attained at University of Wales.
The company currently operates Volvo Cars Tech Hubs in Stockholm and Lund in Sweden, in Krakow in Poland as well as in Bangalore in India. It also has large engineering centers in Shanghai, China and Gothenburg, Sweden. Each of these locations has its own focus area.
Volvo Cars’ regional headquarters for the APeC region is also in Singapore.