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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.

Vintage Volvos in Girl with the dragon tattoo

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Crunch of crashing cars is a sound of safety for Volvo’s Hans Nyth

One could say the nasty crunch of two cars crashing against each other is a sweet sound to the ears of Hans Nyth. For...

VOLVO CARS REVEALS NEW V60 CROSS COUNTRY

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Volvo launches all-new XC70 with sportier attitude and greater capability

The Volvo Car Corporation has launched its third generation, improved XC70 at the Geneva Motor Show. When the first XC model from Volvo Cars took...

South Africa: All-New Volvo V40 – already breaking the mould

The all-new Volvo V40 is nearing local shores and due to the high amount of order requests, Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has decided...

City Safety standard in the new Volvo XC60

City Safety helps either avoid or reduce the severity of a collision Volvo is first to offer such a system as a standard feature The new...

All new Volvo S80 Executive with enhanced prestige

Tasteful, Scandinavian elegance Sober interior with high-quality leather and walnut Integrated DVD system and refrigerator as options Powerful, energy-efficient engines The all new Volvo S80, which will be...

More dynamic looks, refined sportiness and increased premium feel for Volvo S40 & V50

Increased differentiation between S40 and V50 New S40 front with lower, broader stance Sportier new grille creates tougher V50 look Slimmer tail lamps and new rear bumper Larger...

Volvo 3CC – Volvo Car Corporation offers a new approach to sustainable mobility

Spurred by the growing need to tackle congestion and pollution issues, Volvo Car Corporation has developed a radically new approach to sustainable mobility with...

NEW WORLD SPEED RECORDS FOR VOLVO HYBRID TRUCK

Volvo’s hybrid truck, ‘Mean Green’, established new world speed records on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA. ‘Mean Green’ achieved the following world...