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Whenever the topic of the world’s biggest truck brands will be discussed the name of the Swedish based Volvo Trucks will always come up. Today Volvo Trucks are purchased all over the world and are considered the best as far as Trucks are concerned. The Volvo Trucks are owned and manufactured by the Volvo Group. The trucks are being manufactured in fifteen different countries of the world and are being sold at an annual rate of 100,000 trucks per year. Volvo is a big group and companies like UD trucks, Renault and Mack also come under it.

Historical Background: Volvo Trucks

Though initially Volvo was recognized for its quality cars however the company went for an innovation in the year 1928 when it went for its first ever truck series by the name of LV series 1. The truck got a good response from the market. The Truck was equipped with cylinder engine (2.0 L four) which had a horsepower of 29.  In the first year of its launch 500 Trucks got sold. The truck was a perfect specimen of innovation as the truck had tires of pneumatic nature and was shaft driven as well.

After the initial success of LV series Volvo knew that they had the work force and skill to produce quality trucks. The second series produced by the company was named as series 2. This series had some difference as compared to LV series. The series 2 consisted of only rear axle which made it pretty safe to drive.

Trucks (Six Cylinders):

Volvo is a company which has always believed in innovation and this innovation was again depicted back in the year 1929 when the company produced a Truck that contained six cylinders. The name of this new innovated series was Series 3 truck.  The series 3 overall was pretty similar to the series 2 as far as design was concerned however the major difference was of the Motor used in series 3.

Volvo and its Market today:

Volvo has evolved as a company and continuous to gain the market share, though ups and downs come on all business entities but generally the company is well placed in the market today. The company has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, United States, India, Russia, China and Australia as well.  The trucks that have been produced by Volvo Today are stronger than the ones they use to produce before. Similarly the security level of these trucks is also much higher as compared to the past. The innovative nature of the company and modern day technology has also played a huge part in this.

The company continues to expand its operations and according to the statistic of 2011 the company had manufactured half a million Trucks in the United States of America alone.  The term Volvo has become a brand and the name of the company will always be at the top whenever automobiles like trucks, construction gear and buses will be discussed. The company has access to 19 different countries of the world and is catering around 180 markets at the moment.

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Volvo Car Corporation is a well-known company which has been serving the customers all over the world with its quality cars. The company has a rich history and continuous to enjoy a pretty good market share. The cars produced by the Volvo Car Corporation are a perfect specimen of quality, design and smooth drive. In this article we will look into the brief history of Volvo and try to understand how it dominated the world for decades.

Historical Insight:

Volvo Car Corporation started as the part of famous ball bearing company of Sweden by the name of SKF. After its initial corporation with SKF, in 1927 the company started to operate as the part of Volvo Group. The company had been through many stages since its inception such as its incorporation with Ford Motor Company in the year 1999 and Geely Holding Group in the year 2010.

Some Major Achievements:

During the 1900’s the company was at its absolute zenith and dominated the world’s automobile market. The company was renowned for its affordable prices and quality cars. The first Car series which was marketed under the brand name of Volvo was OV4. The car series was an instant success during those years

Since it was a new company in the market hence the initial set of cars manufactured by Volvo was 297(the figure is of the first year). The company also successfully produced a truck in the year 1928. Though the company was on its way towards long term dominance however it actually gained public recognition after the conclusion of the famous World War II.

Current Situation:

We have already stated that in 2010 Geely Holding Group of china acquired Volvo; however the car manufacturing responsibilities are still with Ford Motor Group. The cars are designed and manufactured as per the specifications given by Volvo.

Major Innovations:

The mark of a great company is that it follows the blue ocean strategy and makes the competition irrelevant. In today’s competitive environment companies have to bring on continuous innovations. The same has been the case with Volvo. The company has never been shy of trying out things and implementing its plan. During the years Volvo has tried to give various innovations to the world we live in. some of these initiatives are as follows

  • The Swedish Market was caught with surprise when in the year 2005; Volvo introduced its flexi fuel models by the name of E85.
  • A hybrid car by the name of Volvo Recharge was introduced by the company in 2007.
  • In 2010 Volvo’s first ever electric car (Volvo C30 Drive Electric concept car) was exhibited

Volvo Car Corporation has been serving the people of this planet for decades now and the name of Volvo can never be sidelined as far as automobile contributions in the world are concerned. If you want to know more about Volvo then you can surely find a lot of written material on the internet as well as book stores.

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It is my pleasure to assist those who want to increase their knowledge of the auto-industry. Please let me know if you have any questions about any model, my expertise is the history, mostly, but if you have any specific auto maintenance questions as well, let me know.
We have many things to thank toward the auto-industry. It’s been the very thing that’s kept us moving as a global economy.