Company Overview

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Founded:
January 1, 1927
Categories:
Automotive
Description:
Swedish automobile manufacturer

Detailed Description

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The first mass-produced Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg in 1927. Since then, we have delivered a steady stream of cars equipped with world-leading innovations. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales in about 100 countries. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China. Volvo Cars formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when Ford Motor Company bought the company. In 2010, Geely Holding acquired Volvo Cars.

We produce premium cars with the following body types: Sedans, Estates/Sportswagons, Cross Country vehicles, SUVs and Convertibles. Our cars are characterised by intuitive, human-focused, functional Scandinavian design and good craftsmanship.

Relative to the strength of the brand, Volvo Cars is a small producer with global sales reaching 421,951 cars in 2012. Our largest markets are the United States, Sweden, China, Germany and the UK. Our corporate and brand strategy is ”Designed Around You” and puts people at the heart of everything we do.

As a responsible company, we want to contribute to a more sustainable society. To ensure that we are in harmony with customers and society, we do our part by spearheading the development of sustainable mobility - from plug-in hybrids and all electric cars to active cooperation in a partnership project on road trains.

We are proud to continuously deliver world-first solutions; innovations that put people first, by saving and simplifying their lives.

Past Team (4)

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    Thomas Andersson

    Vice President of the Engine Division and Program Director/Deputy Senior Vice President for the Manufacturing Division
    1988 - Jan, 2008
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    Alex Reidl

    Regional Marketing Director
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    Risto Vahtra

    Interaction Design Strategic
    May, 2010 - Jun, 2012
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    Erik Van Rompay

    Team Member

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    405 31 Göteborg

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    Sweden