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AB Volvo
Type Public (OMXVOLV B)
Industry Commercial vehicles
When it was created 1927 by SKF
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Area served Worldwide
Key people Finn Johnsson (Chairman of the board), Leif Johansson (President and CEO)
Things made Trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial power systems, aerospace components, financial services
Money earned SEK 303,667 million (2008)[1]
Operating income Increase SEK 15,851 million (2008)[1]
Profit Increase SEK 9,942 million (2008)[1]
Total assets SEK 372,419 million (2008)[1]
Total equity SEK 84,640 million (2008)[1]
Employees 101,400 (2008)[1]

Volvo is a Swedish car and truck maker founded in 1927.

Ford bought the Volvo car company in 1999. In 2010 Geely bought the Volvo Car Company.

Today there are two companies. 1: Volvo Cars that produces standard size cars. 2: Volvo Group that produces trucks, boat engines, buses and more.

Volvo is now the leading producer in what most people would call safe family cars.

One of the Volvo's cars, the Volvo S60 is used by police departments in some parts of Europe and the United Kingdom.

In March 2010, Ford signed a deal to sell Volvo to Chinese car maker Geely for $1.8 billion.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Annual Report 2008" (PDF). Volvo. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. Nordstrom, Louise. "Geely to buy Volvo from Ford for $1.8 billion". Retrieved 2010-03-29.