AB Volvo (The Volvo Group) is one of the leading suppliers of commercial transport products such as trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications as well
as aircraft engine components worldwide, mainly in Europe, Asia and North America. The Volvo Group Headquarters is located in Torslanda, outside Göteborg, Sweden, with more than 100,000 employees, production
facilities in 19 countries and operations in more than 180 countries.
In 1927 the first series-manufactured Volvo car rolled off the production line on the island of Hisingen, Göteborg. The first truck,
Series 1, was presented in January 1928. 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. In 1999, the Volvo Group
sold Volvo Cars to the Ford Motor Company and added the acquisition of Renault Trucks and Mack Trucks in 2001
The Volvo brand
- Volvo Trucks
- Mack Trucks
- Renault Trucks
- UD Trucks Corporation
- Volvo Bus Corporation
- Prevost Car
- Nova Bus
- Volvo Construction Equipment
- Volvo Penta and Volvo Aero
Volvo Truck Corporation is the second largest producer of heavy trucks and transport solutions within the entire truck industry. We supply the haulage industry with complete transportation solutions and our customers are supported by over 2300 dealerships and workshops in more than 140 countries
Mack Trucks was founded in 1900, Mack Trucks, Inc. is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. MACK trucks are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries through a worldwide network of more than 670 sales, parts and service centers
UD Trucks Corporation is a manufacture and sales of diesel engines, light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles.
Volvo Buses is one of the world's largest manufacturer of buses and bus chassis. Volvo Buses' product programme comprises city buses, intercity buses and tourist coaches, and services in the areas of financing, servicing, vehicle diagnostics and traffic information systems. Volvo Buses has approximately 7 900 employees worldwide, with production activities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The head office is in Sweden, Gothenburg, where product planning and product development are primarily concentrated. Volvo Buses also has a wide-ranging distributor network for aftermarket services with servicing and spare parts distribution at 1 200 workshops located in over 80 countries.
Prevost Car, owned by Volvo Bus Corporation, is the leading North American manufacturer of premium touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions.
Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the world's second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is a leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions, including environmentally-friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. The company operates 3 plants: two in Canada and one in the United States.
Volvo Construction Equipment
manufacturers of construction machines. With a full product range, manufactured, serviced and supported all over the globe with production facilities on four continents and a market presence in over
100 countries. With over 25 state-of-the-art service and technical training facilities throughout the world.
product range: wheel loaders, mini wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, wheeled excavators, excavators, mini excavators, articulated haulers, scraper haulers, motor graders, milling equipment, feller
bunchers, pipelayers, demolition equipment, waste handlers, pavers, compactors and skid steers.
Volvo Penta is a world-leading supplier of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications. together with the technical and financial support needed to constantly pioneer new
developments. Leading manufacture of power systems for marine use with a engine range from 10 to 800 hp. and a world-leading developer and manufacturer of heavy duty diesel engines
Volvo Aero is a wholly owned subsidiary of AB Volvo. In cooperation with the world's leading manufacturers, They develop and produce components for aircraft, rocket and gas turbine engines with a high
technology content. the company makes military fighter aircraft engines, military and commercial jet engine components, and space propulsion system components. Volvo Aero produces complete engines for Sweden's
Gripen and Viggen fighters, as well as military and commercial engine parts (fan cases, shafts, compressor rotors, and turbine cases). Lastly, for applications that demand maximum thrust, the company makes rocket
turbines and motor components such as combustion chambers and valves. It offers engine maintenance, leasing, and parts distribution services. Customers include Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, and Snecma. Service and
maintenance are another important part of our business. They offer an extensive range of productivity-boosting services, including sales of spare parts for aircraft engines, maintenance, repair and overhaul of
aircraft engines and gas turbines as well as industrial gas turbine engines .
Volvo Financial Services
Volvo Financial Services (VFS) was formed in 2001 when Volvo consolidated a number of smaller finance units from its various business areas into a single business area changed with having sales
financing as its core competence. The primary focus of VFS is to provide a full range of financial services to customers and dealers of the Volvo Group.
Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey (USA), VFS is active throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. VFS's team of about 1,250 professionals manages approximately 13.7 billion US dollars of
assets, located in about 60 countries.
Shared ownership of the Volvo brand name
In connection with AB Volvo's sale of Volvo Cars to Ford Motor Company, Volvo Trademark Holding AB was formed, which is jointly owned by AB Volvo and Volvo Car Corporation, whose basic task is to own
the Volvo brand name. The company is responsible for registering and protecting the brand name.
A committee containing three representatives from each of the owners is linked to Volvo Trademark Holding AB.
The tasks of this committee include coordinating and consulting in issues affecting the owners' use of the brand name in order to optimize its value.
As a result of the shared ownership of Volvo Trademark
Holding AB, the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars are both responsible for ensuring that their common strategic asset, the Volvo brand name with its foundation in the shared core values, is further developed.
Continuing close cooperation with respect to the brand name and its development is an important driving force for growth and profitability in the two companies.
The Volvo Group shares the Volvo brand name
and history with Volvo Cars. As a result, the two companies will in many ways also indirectly share the future.
Usage of the jointly owned brand name
Volvo Cars continues to have the right to use the
"Volvo" tradename for passenger cars, minivans carrying up to 10 passengers, light trucks with pay-load up to 1,500 kilograms, sports utility vehicles and other vehicles, but not buses or other vehicles used solely
for commercial purposes, that have a gross vehicle weight of 5,400 kilograms (12,000 lbs. gross weight).
AB Volvo continues to have the right to use the brand name for trucks, buses, construction equipment,
marine and industrial engines, aerospace equipment and all other products (apart from those which Volvo Cars has the right to use the trademark for).