Volvo is Latin for 'I roll' and was originally trademarked in 1915 with ball bearing production in mind. But 18 million cars later, Volvo has come to mean much more.
Volvo started making cars in 1927 because we believed nobody else was making them strong enough or safe enough for Swedish roads. Along the way we’ve come up with dozens of innovations, some of which have changed the world. And it’s this proud history that continues our drive forward to the next great Volvo Cars idea.
Remanufacturing: A new lease of life
Volvo Cars began renovating gearboxes in 1945 as a short-term solution to a post-war shortage of raw materials, and it soon became a permanent practice that paved the way for one of the most extensive ranges of remanufactured exchange parts in the automotive industry.