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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.

THE NEW VOLVO FH – A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR VOLVO TRUCKS’ DESIGNERS

Truck design is about much more than just colour, shape and attractive lines. Behind the new, safer, larger and more ergonomically optimised Volvo FH...

THE UK’S TOUGHEST CAR RALLY SEES SNOW, ICE, FOG, RAIN, HIGH WINDS AND EVEN...

First overall, car 20 – a 1965 Volvo 131 Amazon driven by Roger Bricknall and Ryan Pickering. Snow, rain, fog, ice, high winds and even...

VOLVO BUS Rearview window

1928 saw the production of the first Volvo bus. It was built-in Sweden on the four-cylinder truck chassis, the Volvo LV4. The interior was really attractive,...

NEW LIQUEFIED METHANE GAS REFUELLING STATION OPENED IN STOCKHOLM

Last Wednesday (Nov 23rd) saw the opening of the Greater Stockholm region’s first refuelling station for liquefied methane gas, LNG/LBG. The filling station, Statoil...

VOLVO CAR UK WELCOMES NEW TAX CODE CLARIFICATION FOR DIESEL HYBRID

Volvo Car UK welcomes new diesel hybrid tax clarification from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), ahead of the 2012 launch of its own diesel-electric...

PILSNER BEER DISTRIBUTED WITH VOLVO FL TRUCKS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

At a ceremony held in Plzeň in the Czech Republic last week, the first three of 35 Volvo FL trucks passed through the historical...

The new XC60 charged with emotive form and energy, and safest ever from Volvo

A blend of muscular XC capability and the dynamic, sporty charisma of a coupé Unique City Safety system a standard feature – a world-first for...

Volvo S40 DRIVe awarded green car of the year

The Volvo S40 1.6D DRIVe, featuring the new Start/Stop technology, has received top honours in the 2009 What Car? Green Car Awards. The ceremony...

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...

VOLVO TRUCKS STARTS LOCAL PRODUCTION OF I-SHIFT GEARBOXES AND 11-LITRE ENGINES IN BRAZIL

Volvo do Brasil has started the production of the I-Shift gearboxes in its industrial complex located in Curitiba, Brazil and will also start local...