Volvo Cars

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Volvo V40 Cross Country

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 27,00,000 – 34,00,000 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

00%

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Volvo V40

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 32,40,000 – 32,40,000 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

84%

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Volvo S60

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 32,65,000 – 38,25,000 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

88%

Silver Award
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Volvo XC60

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 33,99,000 – 41,70,985 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

87%

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Volvo S60 Cross Country

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 38,90,000 – 38,90,000 (Delhi)

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00%

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Volvo S80

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 42,80,000 – 46,50,000 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

86%

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Volvo S90

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 53,50,000 – 53,50,000 (Delhi)

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00%

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Volvo XC90

Ex-Showroom Price
Rs. 70,96,700 – 1,25,00,000 (Delhi)

EXPERT RATING

86%

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UPCOMING CAR

Volvo C70

Expected Date
Mar - 2018

Expected Price
Rs. 48,00,000

Volvo India

Volvo Auto India, Gurgaon, Haryana

www.volvocars.com

Company Phone:
0124-6743113, 6743100

Corporate Profile

What makes Volvo Cars unique in the automotive world is its focus on human values in life. Caring about yourself and others; the safety concept encompasses not only the passengers of the car, but also passengers in other cars, and pedestrians. Environmental care goes beyond legislation – and consideration for customers shall imbue the entire company. 

Volvo Cars' brand pyramid describes its most important values and how they are linked to business goals. Set out along the base of the Brand Pyramid are the essentials for any car competing in the premium market segment: Premium Quality, Customer Experience and Dynamics. On the middle level are the areas in which the ambition is to set Volvo Cars apart from other carmakers:

At the top of the pyramid is, of course, Safety - the area in which Volvo Cars is a leader, not least in perception.

The combination of all levels is Volvo Cars’ strength.

The work culture at Volvo Cars is also illustrated by a pyramid. The foundation for success lies in high-class execution and premium quality, involvement and responsibility. The middle layer of the pyramid shows those values where Volvo Cars and its employees shall stand out in comparison with other companies; confidence, degree and speed of development and the strength of our relationships. At the top of the pyramid, our strength as a “we” company makes us unique. The strength in “we” is the result of cooperation that is based on integrity, courage and diversity of thought.

Company History

The Volvo Car Corporation is one of the car industry’s strongest brands, with a long and proud history of world-leading innovations. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson. Erik Gustaf Larson (8 July 1887 - 4 July 1968) was a Swedish engineer and co-founder of Volvo.

Gustav Larson held a Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was appointed vice president and technical manager for AB Volvo in Göteborg, from the time the company was founded 1927. He worked for Volvo until his death, 1968. Gustav Larson was responsible for the technical design of the first Volvo model ÖV 4, introduced the 14 April, 1927. Since then, a steady flow of Volvo models have left the different Volvo plants, making automotive history. All with their own story to tell.

Assar Gabrielsson held a bachelor's degree in economics and worked as a sales manager with bearing manufacturer SKF in Göteborg in the early 1900s. He was appointed sales manager for the entire SKF company group on June 20, 1922. He held that position until the new automobile company AB Volvo was founded as a subsidiary company within the SKF company group. Assar Gabrielsson held his position as managing director for AB Volvo until 1956 when he became the chairman of the board (CEO) of the Volvo group, a position he held until his death in 1962.

The trademark Volvo was first registered by SKF the 11 May 1915 with the intention to use it for a special series of ball bearing for the American market, but it was never used for this purpose. SKF trademark as it looks today was used instead for all the SKF-products. Some pre-series of Volvo-bearings stamped with the brand name 'Volvo' were manufactured but was never released to the market and it was not until 1927 that the trademark was used again, now as a trademark and company name for an automobile.

The first Volvo car left the assembly line April 14, 1927, and was called Volvo ÖV 4. After this the young company produced closed top and cabriolet vehicles, which were designed to hold strong in the Swedish climate and terrain.

A collection of Volvo's most important historical vehicles are now housed in The Volvo Museum, which opened in a permanent location in Arendal at Hisingen on May 30, 1995.[13] For several years, the collection had been housed at "The Blue Hangar," at the then closed Torslanda Airport. In the early 1970s, Volvo acquired the passenger car division of the Dutch company DAF, and marketed their small cars as Volvos before releasing the Dutch-built Volvo 340, which went on to be one of the biggest-selling cars in the UK market in the 1980s. Volvo Group, as one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the world, took the initiative to sell its automobile manufacturing in 1999 in order to fully focus its efforts on the market for commercial vehicles.

Company Founder(s)

The Volvo Car Corporation is one of the car industry’s strongest brands, with a long and proud history of world-leading innovations. It was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson. Erik Gustaf Larson (8 July 1887 - 4 July 1968) was a Swedish engineer and co-founder of Volvo.

Gustav Larson held a Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was appointed vice president and technical manager for AB Volvo in Göteborg, from the time the company was founded 1927. He worked for Volvo until his death, 1968. Gustav Larson was responsible for the technical design of the first Volvo model ÖV 4, introduced the 14 April, 1927. Since then, a steady flow of Volvo models have left the different Volvo plants, making automotive history. All with their own story to tell.

Assar Gabrielsson held a bachelor's degree in economics and worked as a sales manager with bearing manufacturer SKF in Göteborg in the early 1900s. He was appointed sales manager for the entire SKF company group on June 20, 1922. He held that position until the new automobile company AB Volvo was founded as a subsidiary company within the SKF company group. Assar Gabrielsson held his position as managing director for AB Volvo until 1956 when he became the chairman of the board (CEO) of the Volvo group. A position he held until his death in 1962.

Company Milestones

  • 1983: In 1983, car production rose to 3,72,400 cars, a rise of 54,000 units. Time now for the launch of the The Light Component Project (LCP 2000) that consists of four experimental cars, testing ideas, material, and styling.
  • 1984:The Volvo 740 was launched. It has a four cylinder, 2.3 litre engine with a breakless ignition system and an intercooler. Arizona Proving Ground has opened and Roger Holtback is made the president of the company.  Pehr G. Gyllenhammar becomes the chairman of the board.
  • 1989: This was the year that Volvo introduced the new production system and an integrated child seat.
  • 1993: The Volvo 850 estate and the Volvo 850 Turbo are launched
  • 1995: Volvo launches the Volvo S40 Saloon and V40 estate In partnerhship with Mitsubishi. Tuve Johannesson is made president of Volvo Car Corporation.
  • 1998: The Volvo S80, based on Volvos new platform is introduced – this has an inflatable curtain system, the Whiplash Protection system, a GSM phone and the use of IT technology.
  • 2001: Volvo has the D5 range engine. The company also presents a Safety Concept Car, the Adventure Concept Car 1.
  • 2004: Volvo introduces three new cars this year – the Your Concept Car, the 3CC and the Tandem.
  • 2006: Volvo began production in China with the S40. During this year Volvo introduces the C30.

Vision & Values

The Volvo Group’s vision is to be valued as the world’s leading supplier of commercial transport solutions. By creating value for our customers, we create value for our shareholders. We use our expertise to create transport-related products and services of superior quality, safety and environmental care for demanding customers in selected segments. We work with energy, passion and respect for the individual.

The Volvo Group views its corporate culture as a unique asset, since it is difficult for competitors to copy. By applying and strengthening the expertise and culture we have built up over the years, we can achieve our vision.

Quality, safety and environmental care are the values that form the Volvo Group’s common base and are important components of our corporate culture. The values have a long tradition and permeate our organization, our products and our way of working. Our goal is to maintain a leading position in these areas.

Management Team

The global management team of Volvo is given.

Stefan Jacoby is the President and CEO of Volvo Worldwide. Before becoming the President and CEO of Volvo Worldwide, he was the Volkswagen Group of America Inc, President & CEO. Through roles within Volkswagen and Mistubishi, he was worked in North Amerca and Asia. He has spent his study days doing a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

Olle Axelson is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs.

Mr. Axelson has spent most of his professional career in the Communications Department of company. He studied journalism, communication, law and behavioral science from the University of Karlstad, from where he graduated in 1980.

Magnus Hellsten is the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. In 2003 he was offered the position of the General Plant Manager of Volvo Sweden which he took.

In 2001 Hellsten became the Head of Transmissions and Chassis for Volvo Sweden. He also worked in the capacity of Production Manager of Volvo Goteborg.

Hellsten was born on 27 February 1959. He completed his graduation in mechanical engineering and went on to do a basic course in production engineering at Volvo.

Paul Welander is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Customer Satisfaction. He has been with Volvo since 1983. Fluent in English and Swedish, Welander took a number of positions with Volvo over the years.

In India also there is a management team. At the top of the management is Mr. Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India.

Manufacturing Facilities

Volvo doesn’t have a production plant in India. All the cars are brought to India as CKDs.

Volvo cars globally produced 3,87,802 cars in the year 2010. Over the next five years, Volvo Cars plans to invest USD 10 billion in an aggressive product plan globally. The volume target is to achieve sales of 800,000 cars by 2020. The production plants are located across following cities:-

  • Gothenburg, Sweden (Volvo Cars Headquarters and Safety Center)
  • Hällered, Sweden Volvo Test Track
  • Torslanda, Sweden (Volvo Cars Torslanda - Torslandaverken) 1964–present Volvo V70, Volvo XC70, Volvo S80, Volvo XC90, Volvo V60.
  • Uddevalla, Sweden (Pininfarina Sverige AB) 1989–present, since 2005 the factory is operated by Volvo Cars and Pininfarina Volvo C70
  • Ghent, Belgium (Volvo Cars Ghent) 1965–present Volvo C30, Volvo S40, Volvo V50, Volvo S60, Volvo XC60
  • Skövde, Sweden (Engines)
  • Floby, Sweden (Engines)
  • Olofström, Sweden (Body Components)
  • Thailand (assembly plants for CKD units)
  • Malaysia (assembly plants for CKD units)

Technology

Driver behavior and safety systems

The guiding principle for Volvo Cars’ safety work is to avoid conflict situations and accidents. This is a task that nowadays involves a series of systems in the cars and insight regarding the driver. In the future, the system can be customized to match the driver’s general capacity as a vehicle operator.

Volvo Cars’ zero vision entails that minor errors should not lead to drastic consequences. Conscious infringements, such as driving at 180 km/h through a housing area, cannot be covered by the traffic system. But regular natural mistakes should not lead to drastic outcomes. Volvo cars come equipped with features such as Emergency Brake Assist(EBA), Dynamic Stability and Transaction Control(DSTC), Electronic Brake Distribution(EBD).

Safer traffic environment.

In addition to developing safe cars and attentive drivers, Volvo Cars is also focusing on creating a safer traffic environment. Various technical solutions permit the car to be updated with the latest information on the surroundings. For example, the highway infrastructure can assist by signalling where there are queues and road works underway, where there is a risk of skidding or whether you are driving on an accident-prone road and should drive very carefully.

Progress in road safety

With record low traffic fatalities in Sweden in 2010, the lowest in a hundred years, it is easy to believe that the situation is in hand. But from a global perspective, the fatalities curve worldwide has only flattened out but not declined. Between 1.2 million and 1.3 million people die in traffic each year, most of them in the developing countries. Comparing this with the aviation industry, this is equal to the crashing of seven Boeing 747s each day, all year round.

Awards & Recognition

Volvo won the Yankee Cup Technology Award given by the MIT and the New England Motor Press Association in 2011. The also got the S60 - The 2011 International Sedan of the Year (USA) award by the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) jury on April 2011. The Car of the Year in Russia was awarded by the automotive magazines including Avtopanorama, Quattroruote, Avtomir, 5 Koleso and Avtopark. The company got the Mudfest Best Luxury SUV by Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). In 2011, the company also got the “Best car in D segment” – Volvo S60 (Ukraine) for the Car of the year, Ukraine. For the XC60, Volvo was awarded the Best Safety - (Volvo Car India) by Auto India Best Brand Awards 2011. The company got the 'Grand Prix Za Rulem 2011' in 'Medium Class'. Russia by Car magazine 'Za Rulem.' This award from for the safety, environment, quality and design. While the first, second and fourth awards were from the United States, the third and seventh award was from Russia, the fifth from Ukraine, and the sixth from India.

International Operations

Volvo Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of transport solutions for commercial use. They also provide complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo globally manufactures trucks, buses, construction equipments which includes a range of excavators and loaders, powertrain and Volvo Penta engines. Apart from these, Volvo Group is also into information technology and real estate. Most of these operations are concentrated in and around Europe with other centers being North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Exports

Volvo doesn’t export from India.

Future Plans

Volvo is planning to discontinue some of its models. The vehicles that will be removed are the S40 sedan, the V50 station wagon and the V70 station wagon - 2011 will be the last model year. Volvo is planning to release a smaller sedan and a compact crossover. The S80 sedan and the XC90 crossover will get new models.

Despite XC90’s struggles, the automaker plans to bring an all new version of the vehicle to the market for the US. Speck spoke about the desired volume goals, market placement and product cadence. Volvo hopes to sell 60,000-70,000 cars this year and is relying on sales of the S60 to get there. Volvo’s competition includes the BMW and Mercedes. Volvo redesigns its products every six to seven years.

Contact Details

Corporate Address
Volvo Auto India Private Limited
Tower A, Ground Floor,
Unitech Cyber Park,
Greenwood City, Sector-39,
Gurgaon - 122001
Haryana
Tel: +91-(0)124-4392150
Fax: +91-(0)124-4392199
Email: sales@volvocarindia.com, hr@volvocarindia.com
Website: http://www.volkswagen.co.in

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