Rhino Assembly and Eckhart to Support Volvo Cars’ First US Factory in South Carolina


LANSING, Michigan, May 2, 2016 – Rhino Assembly Corporation and Eckhart, Inc., are pleased to announce they have been awarded a major contract to manufacture and install equipment for the final assembly area of Volvo Cars’ first US factory near Ridgeville, SC.

Eckhart will design and build best-in-class advanced manufacturing solutions for the final assembly area that will optimize employee safety, product quality and productivity. “We’re looking forward to working closely with the Volvo Cars’ team to conceptualize, design and deliver highly engineered tooling solutions for Volvo Cars’ first US manufacturing plant,” said Andy Storm, Eckhart’s President & CEO.

Rhino Assembly will provide local technical expertise to the Volvo Cars assembly team throughout the tool integration process. “We’ll be there with Volvo Cars every step of the way to ensure the highest level of customer responsiveness,” said Dan Brooks, President & CEO of Rhino Assembly.

“Eckhart’s track record of supporting the largest automotive launches in the world with a dedicated and reliable team of highly skilled engineers, coupled with Rhino Assembly’s local technical expertise allows us to deliver a fully integrated, one-stop solution to the Volvo Cars team. Together, we look forward to supporting the successful launch of the new factory and expanding our relationship with Volvo Cars in South Carolina,” Storm said.

This contract strengthens Eckhart and Rhino Assembly’s ability to provide advanced manufacturing solutions to final assembly automotive customers across the southern region of the US.  The Rhino Assembly team covers 15 states spanning from Missouri to Indiana and to the entire southeast.

About Rhino Assembly Corporation

Rhino Assembly’s mission is to identity and deliver the world’s most innovative assembly solutions. They have been in the business for over 25 years with a portfolio that covers a wide range of torque and power tools, calibration equipment, specialty material handling solutions, and worker guidance and quality control products.

About Eckhart, Inc.

Founded in 1974 and based in Lansing, Michigan, Eckhart, Inc. (“Eckhart”) engineers advanced industrial solutions that enhance the quality of life.  Eckhart’s proven portfolio of advanced manufacturing technology includes market-leading collaborative robotic systems, traditional robotics, additive manufacturing tool development & production, and ergonomic general assembly tooling solutions for the world’s largest manufacturers.    Eckhart serves an established and loyal, blue-chip customer base of leading automotive and industrial original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) that include General Electric, Boeing, Ford, Tesla, PACCAR, John Deere, Bradford White and Caterpillar. For additional information, visit www.eckhartusa.com