Volvo Trucks


Volvo Trucks

Infobox Company
company_name = Volvo Trucks
company_
company_type = Subsidiary of AB Volvo
company_slogan = Built like a Mack truck
foundation = 1928
location = Gothenburg
flagicon|Sweden Sweden
key_people = Staffan Jufors
(President and CEO) [http://www.volvo.com/trucks/global/en-gb/newsmedia/vtc_management/management/ Management] . - Volvo Trucks. - Retrieved: 2008-06-17]
num_employees = 21,968 (Q1 2008) [http://www.volvo.com/NR/rdonlyres/FB6524D5-F563-45D9-9724-D915BAA914FB/0/fakt108eng.pdf Volvo Trucks Q1 2008] . - Volvo Trucks. - April 2008. - (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document; English). - Retrieved: 2008-06-17]
industry = Manufacturing
products = Trucks
revenue =
homepage = [http://www.volvo.com/trucks/global/en-gb/ www.volvo.com/trucks/]

Volvo Trucks (sv: Volvo Lastvagnar), a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo Group - AB Volvo, is the World's second largest heavy-duty truck brand.

Founded in 1928, in 2008 Volvo Trucks employed about 22,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo manufactures and assembles its trucks in 15 countries. Volvo Trucks produces and sells over 100,000 units annually.

Volvo Trucks sister truck companies in the Volvo Group includes, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks (Nissan Diesel Trucks).

History

When Volvo manufactured its first automobiles in 1927, the first truck was already on the drawing table and in early 1928, the "LV series 1" was presented to the public. Though it, by modern standards, was merely a truck, it was an immediate success and 500 units were sold before the summer. It had a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine rated at 28 hp (21 kW).

Volvo Trucks worldwide

Volvo cabs are manufactured in the north of Sweden in Umeå and Ghent, Belgium, while the engines are made in the central town of Skövde. Among some smaller facilities Volvo has assembly plants in Sweden (Gothenburg - also the Head Office), Belgium, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, China, India and Russia, making it a truly global producer. Some of the smaller factories are jointly owned. Its main parts distribution centre is located in Gent Belgium. The sales side is split into 3 divisions - European, North American and International, which covers the rest of the world. The offices and dealers are set up worldwide in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea

Production facilities

List of Volvo Trucks production facilities:{|
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1980s

* CH230
* White
* FL4 and FL6
* FL7 and FL10
* FS10
* F10, F12 and F16
* NL10 and NL12
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1990s

* FE6 and FE7 North American models
* FS7
* FH12 and FH16
* FL12
* ECT and FL6 Hybrid
* VN and NH
* FLC
* FM7, FM10 and FM12
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References

External links

* [http://www.volvo.com/trucks/global/en-gb/ Volvo Trucks website]
* [http://www.volvo.com/trucks/global/en-gb/aboutus/history/1920s/ Volvo Trucks history]


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