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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 Cars introduces new systems for alerting tired and unconcentrating drivers

Driver Alert Control - unique technology that alerts tired and unconcentrating drivers Lane Departure Warning - alerts driver if car crosses one of road markings...

Volvo Cars launches its own YouTube channel

Do you want to see the new Volvo  performing in the elk test? Or how Volvo’s “green” C30 racing car performs in the Gothenburg...

The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60

Major renewal boosts the dynamic appearance and appeal of the Volvo 60 cluster The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 will go on display for...

Volvo at SA Style Awards

Being stylish is having an innate sense of style in every aspect, your lifestyle, the way you clothe both yourself and your surroundings, the...

Next Generation Volvo Cars

NEW PRODUCTS AND DEVELOPMENTS FOR FUTURE GROWTH Global sales of 421,951 cars New Volvo V40 successfully launched Sales start of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Launch of world...

Volvo breaks the ice

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is no stranger to wintery conditions – but imagine this, it’s the middle of winter, it’s been snowing for...

The refreshed Volvo S80

The refreshed Volvo S80 - first class exclusiveness and driving properties The refreshed Volvo S80 is the result of an intensive dialogue between Volvo Cars'...

All-New Volvo V40 R-Design on the way

Dynamic styling and an agile drive for individualists with a fast pace Launched in stunning Rebel Blue, the new Volvo V40 R-Design is a perfect...

New 6-cylinder turbo and Swedish luxury forms inviting combination in S80 3.0T

An inviting combination of aesthetics and functional technology came to life when Volvo Cars’ engineers and designers fused the new 210 kW 6-cylinder turbocharged...

Volvo Car Corporation appoints Thomas Ingenlath as new head of Design

Thomas Ingenlath, 48, has been appointed Vice President Design at Volvo Car Corporation, arriving from a position as head of the Volkswagen Design Centre...