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Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...

AB Volvo
Volvo logo
Type Public
Founded 1927
Headquarters Flag of Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Key people Leif Johansson, President and CEO
Industry commercial vehicles
Products Trucks
Buses
Construction equipment
Automobiles
Drive systems for Marine and Industrial applications (Volvo Penta)
Aerospace components
Financial services
Revenue 258 billion SEK (2006)
Operating income 20.4 billion SEK (2006)
Employees 83,187
Website www.volvo.com

The Volvo Group is a Swedish supplier of commercial transport solutions providing products such as trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and financial services. The then auto manufacturer was founded on April 14, 1927 in the city of Gothenburg, as a spin-off from the roller ball bearing maker SKF. Listed as Nasdaq:VOLV and London:VOL.L. Image File history File links Volvo_logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Location of Gothenburg in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden County Västra Götaland County Province Västergötland Charter 1621 Government  - Mayor Göran Johansson Area  - City 450 km²  (174 sq mi)  - Water 14. ... Leif Johansson (born March 1, 1951) is the President of AB Volvo and CEO of The Volvo Group (since 1997). ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... A commercial vehicle is a type of vehicle that is used for carrying goods or passengers. ... Trucks can refer to several things: The plural of: Truck, the motorized vehicle Truck, other uses of the singular As a name: Trucks was a rock band Trucks is a short story by Stephen King Trucks is a movie based on the Stephen King short story Trucks! is a television... This article is about the form of transport. ... An excavator. ... Car redirects here. ... Volvo Penta is a subsidiary and a business area of Volvo. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ISO 4217 Code SEK User(s) Sweden Inflation 2. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... ISO 4217 Code SEK User(s) Sweden Inflation 2. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Trucks can refer to several things: The plural of: Truck, the motorized vehicle Truck, other uses of the singular As a name: Trucks was a rock band Trucks is a short story by Stephen King Trucks is a movie based on the Stephen King short story Trucks! is a television... For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... An excavator. ... Marine is an umbrella term for things relating to the ocean, as with marine biology, marine geology, and as a term for a navy, etc. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Location of Gothenburg in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden County Västra Götaland County Province Västergötland Charter 1621 Government  - Mayor Göran Johansson Area  - City 450 km²  (174 sq mi)  - Water 14. ... A bearing is a device to permit constrained relative motion between two parts, typically rotation or linear movement. ... SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, later AB SKF, is a Swedish aeroengine bearings company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, spindles, customer solutions and related services globally. ...


Volvo means "I roll" in Latin, conjugated from "volvere". The name Volvo was originally registered in May 1911 as a separate company within SKF AB and as a registered trademark with the intention to be used for a special series of ball bearing, but this idea was only used for a short period of time and SKF decided to use "SKF" as the trademark for all its bearing products. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ...


The company AB Volvo had no activities until 10 August, 1926 when the SKF Sales Manager Assar Gabrielsson and Engineer Gustav Larson, after one year of preparations involving the production of 10 prototypes, set up the car-manufacturing business Volvo AB within SKF group. Volvo AB was introduced at the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935 and SKF then decided to sell its shares in the company. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first series produced Volvo automobile, the Volvo ÖV 4, left the factory on 14 April, 1927 which became the official date for the founding of Volvo. Volvo ÖV 4 was the first car built by Volvo. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ...

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Volvo Group's history

The Volvo Group has its origin in 1927 when the first Volvo car rolled off the production line at the factory in Göteborg. Volvo 80 years
The first truck, Series 1, was presented in January 1928. The export of trucks to Europe started in the 1930s.


Marine engines have been part of the Group almost as long as trucks. Pentaverken, founded in 1907, was acquired in 1935. As early as 1929, however, the U-21 outboard engine was introduced. Manufacturing continued until 1962.


The first bus, aptly-named B1, was launched in 1934, and aircraft engines were added to the growing range of products at the beginning of the 1940s.


On January 28th, 1998 Volvo Group sold its business area Volvo Car Corporation to Ford Motor Company for US$6.45 billion. The focus of Volvo Group is now largely set on commercial vehicles. The Group’s position in the area of commercial vehicles was further consolidated with the acquisition of Renault Trucks and Mack Trucks in 2001, and thus the roots branched off to both France and the US. The last ten years the company has undergone rapid growth in the service area with, for example, financial solutions supporting the sales of the manufacturing business units. Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Billion may mean: 1,000,000,000 (one thousand million; ), used by most English-speaking countries (American and usual modern British meaning) 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million; ), used by most other countries outside Asia (older British meaning). ...


The Volvo trademark

Volvo Trademark

The Volvo trademark, which has been built up over decades, enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is associated with the Group’s core values – quality, safety and environmental care. The Volvo trademark is now jointly owned (50/50) by Volvo Group and Volvo Car Corporation. In order to manage the Volvo trademark, the Volvo Trademark Holding AB was established. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...


The main activity of trademark holding is to own, maintain, protect and preserve the Volvo trademarks.

Sponsorship

Markus Brier, winner of the 2007 Volvo China Open

One of the main promotional activities for the trademark is the sailing Race Volvo Ocean Race, formerly known as the Whitbread Around the World Race. There is also a Volvo Baltic Race and Volvo Pacific Race, and Volvo likes to encourage its affluent image by sponsoring golf tournaments all over the world including major championship events called the Volvo Masters and Volvo China Open. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Volvo Ocean Race 2005 - 2006 logo Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every four years. ... Volvo Baltic Race is a yacht race held in the Baltic Sea, sponsored by Volvo. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The Volvo China Open is a mens golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour. ...


Volvo sponsored the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's leading round-the-world yacht race for the first time in 2001 - 2002. The next edition will take place as of 2008. Volvo has also had a long-standing commitment to the ISAF and is involved in the Volvo/ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships since 1997.


Volvo companies

Companies in the Volvo Group are:

Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... Mack Trucks is one of the worlds leading truck-manufacturing companies. ... Renault Trucks is a French truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo. ... Nissan Diesel or UD (The companys trademark) is a Japanese company whose principal business is the manufacture and sales of diesel engines, light, medium and heavy duty diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles. ... Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of Volvo which became an independent division in 1968. ... These motor graders were produced at a Volvo Motor Graders plant in Goderich, Ontario. ... Volvo Penta is a subsidiary and a business area of Volvo. ... Volvo Aero, a subsidiary of Swedish company Volvo, develops and manufactures components for aircraft and rocket engines with high technology content in co-operation with the world’s leading engine manufacturers. ... Volvo Financial Services develops and coordinates Volvos operations within customer financing, insurance, treasury, real estate and related services. ...

Business units

The group companies are supported by a number of business units: The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ...

The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ...

See also

Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... Ainax is a listed holding company that owns shares in the Swedish truck maker Scania. ...

External links

  • Volvo — Official website

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