With about 2,400 dealers in roughly 100 countries, Volvo is one the largest manufacturers of automobiles throughout the world. Founded by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo produced its very first car off the assembly line April 14, 1927. The company quickly expanded and opened two more production plants in Uddevalla, Sweden, and one in Gent, Belgium. It still holds its main production plants in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Ghent, Belgium, but also has plants in China, Malaysia and Thailand. Ford Motor Company acquired Volvo in 1999, and is now part of their Premier Automotive Group.
Volvo maintains its head corporate office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Employing more than 19,500 people, the company offers a selection of products and services globally.
Volvo maintains strict safety standards on all of their vehicles. The company uses preventive safety systems such as emergency brake assist, dynamic stability, traction control and electronic brake distribution. It has a safety research center to study real accidents and perform computer-simulated testing on its vehicles. From this extensive testing and research, they are able to develop new state-of-the-art safety features to incorporate into their cars. They received the “Genius 2009” award for the development of the Volvo City Safety System.
The automobile manufacturer has a long history of designing vehicles for a specific purpose. Volvo develops police and taxi automobiles along with heavy trucks, construction equipment and buses. They also offer specific designs for those with disabilities.
The overseas corporate headquarters are located here:
Volvo Cars Corporation
405 31 Goteborg
The U.S. customer care center of Volvo is located here:
Volvo Customer Care Center
1 Volvo Drive
P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, NJ 07647
For more information call the company toll free at (800)458-1552.