Date classmates always something to remember.
I was no exception and the meeting of two friends from college back in 1924.
It was then in Stockholm Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson decided to create a small car company, which is now known as the Volvo.
The results of the transaction
It can be seen as it was destined by fate to Unionbrilliant financier, a talented businessman with engineering genius was bound to succeed. Determination and discipline underlying the Volvo production yielded an ideal quality for the Swedish car.
Today the product range of this brandIt has a huge number of cars and trucks, and all the main production Volvo Cars division is still located in Europe (Ghent, Torslanda, Uddevalla).
Volvo in Sweden
In 1964, Volvo Cars Torslanda inIt has opened a brand new car plant by investing into it the largest industrial investment in the history of Sweden. During the whole fifty thousand people were employed in the embodiment of the life of daring projects of the best designers. Since the first Volvo Amazon model, the leadership has been taken in the right direction of development of the brand. After half a century in the Torslanda plant has undergone a radical change and modernization and the opening of the new form is scheduled for April 24, 2014. The first model, released after the reconstruction will HS90.
Volvo in Belgium
Most large-scale production of the concernIt is now in Belgium. Here in the north-east of the country in the city of Ghent is the largest Volvo plant in Europe. Since opening in 1965, with its conveyor produced more than five million cars, and on the production employs about 5 thousand. Man. After the release of small Volvo models from the Dutch Ned Car Plant was transferred to Ghent, the volume of production of cars here rose to 270 thousand. Pieces. in year.
Volvo in China
Now the group's headquarters are still located in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. But in 2010, 100% of the shares were sold to the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.
In order to enhance the production in that regionVolvo Cars group opened at the end of 2013 its first factory in China, near the city of Chengdu. Production facilities are located in the zone of technological and economic development of Chengdu, covering an area of more than 500 thous. Sq. M. Swedes strongly focused to win the lion's share of the local automotive market, and called China's "second home". In the near future the number of cars assembled at the plant is expected to reach 125 thousand. Pieces. in year.