Volvo Group

Sector: Transportation and logistics
Gothenburg, Sweden

About Volvo Group

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016, the Volvo Group’s net sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Main Activity Area: Manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. Creative and innovative thinking, evolutionary and revolutionary problem solving - all to reach our vision, be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world.
Research Area: For instance, development of self-driving trucks to improve road safety, transport efficiency, and reduce environmental impact of transport. We believe that automation will redefine the commercial transport solutions that most of us rely on every day. Automation will create real-life benefits for both our customers and the society in terms of productivity, safety, energy and fuel efficiency.
Achievements: Since 1927, Volvo has developed from a small local industry to one of the leading suppliers of commercial transport solutions providing products such as trucks, buses, construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. Outstanding achievements in research:
In 1959 Volvo pioneered the 3-point safety belt
In 1981 Volvo invents the Automatic Power Shift
In 2001 Volvo launches the I-shift to determine the best shift option
In 2012 Volvo introduces the I-See to efficiently handle gear changes, throttle and brakes
In 2013 Volvo launches an electronically controlled electric motor (so called Dynamic Steering) attached to the steering shaft that makes the truck driver’s job both safer and more comfortable.
In 2014 Volvo launches the dual clutches for gear changes without any interruption in power delivery
Staff Qualifications: see www.volvogroup.com/en-en/careers.html