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The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. Its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Although the two firms are still often conflated, Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, has been a totally separate company since it was sold off in 1999.

The companies still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in running the Volvo Museum.

Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer; however the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars consider themselves to have been officially founded on 14 April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series, affectionately known as “Jakob”, rolled out of the factory in Hisingen, Gothenburg.

Volvo XC60

All-New Volvo XC60 launches in South Africa

The much anticipated all-new Volvo XC60 – and current 2018 World Car of the Year - is now available in South Africa. The new car...

Global safety rating results confirm Volvo Cars’ safety leadership

With every new vehicle launched, and every new safety feature developed, Volvo Cars is another step closer to reaching its Vision 2020 target. Vision...

Volvo Ocean Race Keep the Oceans Clean

The Volvo Ocean Race is mounting a global campaign to help raise awareness of the increasing volume of pollution that is swirling in our...

South African Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists of the 2016 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists' (SAGMJ) Car of the Year have just been announced: Opel Corsa Jaguar XE Peugeot 308 Land Rover...

VOLVO TRUCKS CHALLENGES ONE OF THE WORLD’S FASTEST SPORTS CARS – A KOENIGSEGG ONE:1

A Volvo FH in a race against one of the world's fastest sports cars. This is the scenario in Volvo Trucks’ upcoming film ‘Volvo...

Brian Yeardley Continental’s Volvo FH-500 4×2 tractor units

NEW FH GOES ON TRIAL WITH BRIAN YEARDLEY CONTINENTAL The new FHs, which were supplied by Crossroads at Normanton, have been specified with Volvo’s latest...

Geely, Volvo to share R&D

Geely and Volvo to share costs Chinese and Swedish technology shared Future Geely models developed hand in hand with Volvo Geely South Africa’s parent company in the...

NEW VOLVO ENGINE FOR EURO-6

Volvo Trucks is now presenting an engine tailored for the tough Euro-6 environmental standards. Oxides of nitrogen emissions have dropped by 77 per cent...

ECWVTA – Important Volvo Whole Vehicle Type Approval for European Trucks

With orders being taken now for delivery this autumn, Volvo Trucks has issued a reminder to customers that all vehicles registered after 29th October...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014 Sets Sail in October

The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race starts in October. Seven boats will depart from Alicante, Spain, on Oct. 11, 2014 and visit...