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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Volvo page on 2 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, shortened to AB Volvo) (stylized as VOLVO) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Although the two firms are still often conflated, Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, has been a totally separate company since it was sold off in 1999. The companies still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in running the Volvo Museum.
Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer; however the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars consider themselves to have been officially founded on 14 April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series, affectionately known as "Jakob", rolled out of the factory in Hisingen, Gothenburg. The building remains (57°42′50″N 11°55′19″E).
Volvo means "I roll" in Latin, conjugated from "volvere", in reference to ball bearings. The brand name Volvo was originally registered as a trademark in May 1911 with the intention to be used for a new series of SKF ball bearings. This idea was only used for a short period and SKF decided to simply use "SKF" as the trademark for all its bearing products.
In 1924, Assar Gabrielsson, an SKF sales manager, and engineer Gustav Larson, the two founders, decided to start construction of a Swedish car. Their vision was to build cars that could withstand the rigors of the country's rough roads and cold temperatures.
AB Volvo began activities on 10 August 1926. After one year of preparations involving the production of ten prototypes the firm was ready to commence the car-manufacturing business within the SKF group. AB Volvo was introduced at the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935 and SKF then decided to sell its shares in the company. Volvo was delisted from NASDAQ in June 2007, but remains listed on the Stockholm exchange.
The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Volvo Cars page on 2 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Volvo Car Corporation (Swedish: Volvo personvagnar) (stylized as VOLVO) is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer established in 1927 and headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, where it operates out of the VAK building. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China.
Volvo Car Corporation was originally founded as a subsidiary of the ball bearing maker SKF. When Volvo AB was introduced on the Swedish stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company. Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then acquired Volvo Cars from Ford in 2010.
Volvo Cars manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles, station wagons, sedans, compact executive sedans, and coupes. With approximately 2,300 local dealers from around 100 national sales companies worldwide, Volvo Cars' largest markets are the United States, Sweden, China and Belgium. In 2011, Volvo Cars sold 449,255 cars globally, an increase of 20.3% compared to 2010.
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|14 January 2001||Volvo Web Site may save lives in worldwide race||Volvo Ocean Race|
|24 March 2006||Japan's Nissan Diesel Sells Stake to Volvo||Catherine Makino|
|22 May 2006||Volvo Group: Aiming At Reducing Traffic Accidents||Kenneth McKinley|
|9 June 2006||Buried SUV From Volvo? Try Out The Worldwide ‘Pirate' Treasure Hunt||Terry Brown|
|14 June 2006||Volvo Takes Home 16 Gold Medals During Michelin Challenge||Kevin Anderson|
|3 July 2006||Volvo, Out To Conquer Indian Auto Market||Kenneth McKinley|
|28 July 2006||Volvo Out For New Generation Of Hometown Heroes||Kenneth McKinley|
|4 August 2006||Volvo Releases List of Treasure Hunt Finalists||Kevin Anderson|
|16 August 2006||July 2006: The Descend of Volvo Cars in North America||Terry Brown|
|16 August 2006||Newest Volvo Car Designers from Taiwan||Kenneth McKinley|
|18 August 2006||New Volvo Every Three Years For Detroit Doctor, A||Sarah McBride|
|25 August 2006||Volvo Brand Means Safety||Kenneth McKinley|
|26 January 2007||Volvo Expanding Its China Connection||Glady Reign|
|21 February 2007||Volvo Bids $1B For Nissan Diesel||Anthony Fontanelle|
|3 April 2007||Volvo Entertains DNA Evolution||Glady Reign|
|3 April 2007||Volvo Unveils New Business Centre Network||Glady Reign|
|16 April 2007||Looking Back on Volvo’s Safety Innovation||Glady Reign|
|16 April 2007||Volvo Shares Safety Tips||Glady Reign|
|17 April 2007||A Look Back at Volvo in the 1930’s||Glady Reign|
|17 April 2007||Volvo Before the Turn of the Century||Glady Reign|
|17 April 2007||Volvo Marks 80th Anniversary||Glady Reign|
|17 April 2007||Volvo Trucks Integrates Active Safety Systems||Glady Reign|
|22 April 2007||Volvo S70 V70 C70 Clubs||Patrick Kolodziejek|
|5 June 2007||Ford "Not in Discussion" To Sell Volvo||Anthony Fontanelle|
|30 August 2007||Volvo Moves Gingerly To Be Sexy||Anthony Fontanelle|
|12 September 2007||Volvo Sale: Ford, Still Undecided||Anthony Fontanelle|
|13 November 2007||Popular Science Lauds Volvo's Child Booster Cushion System||Anthony Fontanelle|
|15 November 2007||Volvo Receives Award For Child Seat||Anthony Fontanelle|
|2 April 2008||Volvo Awarded International Safety Honor||Anthony Fontanelle|
|18 December 2008||French appeals court confirms Volvo guilty over death crash||Wikinews|
|10 August 2009||History of Volvo, The||Steven Magill|
|23 December 2009||Volvo wird an chinesischen Automobilhersteller verkauft||Wikinews|
|2 August 2010||Geely Completes China’s Biggest Foreign Car Purchase||VOA Breaking News|
|11 January 2011||Volvo уволила троих сотрудников за критику компании в Facebook||Викиновости|
|18 January 2011||EU Raids Top Truck Makers in Cartel Investigation||VOA Breaking News|
|25 January 2011||Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption||Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)|
|25 February 2011||Volvo to Invest $11 Billion in Next Five Years||VOA Breaking News|
|5 May 2011||Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption||Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)|
|3 July 2012||Volvo to Pay $1.5 Million in Civil Penalties for Delayed Reporting of Recalls in 2010, 2012||NHTSA|
|25 April 2013||Volvo crash 4 cars per week at their crash test facility in Gothenburg||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|13 May 2013||Volvo's new engines. More fast, more eco||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|14 May 2013||Volvo models get across the range refresh and DAB radios (hurrah!)||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|4 June 2013||The Volvo Museum in Gothenburg||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|18 June 2013||Volvo to join the V8 Supercars grid in 2014||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|29 June 2013||Finding The Best Volvo Parts Available Online||Derek Twemlow|
|4 July 2013||Volvo don't want you to crash your Volvo ever||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|5 July 2013||Volvo's raft of safety features - this is the future||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|20 August 2013||Volvo's new T6 engine has a turbo AND a supercharger||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|12 September 2013||Watch a hamster drive a Volvo truck||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|17 October 2013||Volvo has made a huge step in battery technology for electric cars||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|22 October 2013||How To Find Digital Radio In A Volvo||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|4 December 2013||Volvo Prove Winter Tyre's Effectiveness||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|18 December 2013||Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Volvo/Prevost LLC||Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)|
|13 March 2015||Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Grant of Temporary Exemption for Volvo/Prevost LLC||Federal Register: FMCSA (T. F. Scott Darling, III)|
|24 July 2015||Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Volvo Trucks of North America||Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)|
|21 December 2015||Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Volvo Trucks of North America Application for an Exemption||Federal Register: FMCSA (T.F. Scott Darling, III)|
|25 March 2016||Notice of Unsafe Condition Involving Commercial Motor Vehicles Affected by Volvo Trucks North America's Safety Recall and Out-of-Service Declaration||Federal Register: FMCSA (T.F. Scott Darling, III)|
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