Our core strength comes from our people.

The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. 

We’re also a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China.

Volvo Car Group produces a premium range of cars that includes sedans, wagons, sportswagons, cross country cars and SUVs. 

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China.

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Volvo Cars and AB Volvo

The Volvo name can trace its origins as far back as 1915, at ball bearing manufacturer SKF. In 1927 AB Volvo was formed to make vehicles in Gothenburg. 

Since 1999 Volvo Car Corporation has no longer been part of AB Volvo, but Volvo Cars and AB Volvo still share the same brand name. A new jointly owned company, Volvo Trademark Holding AB, was established in 1999 to deal with brand matters for both companies.

Volvo Cars is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding of China. AB Volvo is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with shares listed on OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm.

Volvo Cars and AB Volvo remain separate entities but cooperate in research and development, and brand-related investments such as Volvo Ocean Race.

Board of Directors and Executive Management Team

We are proud of the quality and depth of knowledge contained in our management team and board. Between them, they have centuries of experience.



Responsible business

Our comprehensive Code of Conduct, which is based on existing policies, is our way of ensuring that we conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. The Code applies to everyone within Volvo Cars, as well as consultants and agency personnel working under the direction of Volvo Cars. We also expect that all of our business contacts and commercial partners should be governed by the same or similar principles stipulated in the Code of Conduct. It is also an important part of our commitment to Sustainability.


Our vision and mission

Our vision is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment.

Volvo Cars in China

In 2014 China replaced the United States as Volvo Cars’ largest market, with 81,221 cars sold, a 32.8% increase on 2013. The best-selling Volvo in China was the XC60, followed by the S60L sedan, a model specifically aimed at the Chinese market.

The establishment of three manufacturing plants, a growing dealership network and the continuous expansion of our product offering are the underlying factors in the continued success of Volvo Cars in China.

Sustainability report

We have been reporting on environmental, health and safety aspects of our products and production since 2000, before it became formalised in 2003. Discover our latest Sustainability Report that’s been prepared in line with international reporting guidelines from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


Financial Reports

We report transparently on financial results to our external stakeholders. You can get the very latest information about Volvo Cars’ overall performance in the market in our Financial Reports section.

Our world


Average proportion of employees by region

January - December 2014

Top 10 Markets

January - December 2014

Sales by region

January - December 2014

Sales by model


136,993 cars sold (29.4%)


84,771 cars sold (18.2%)


67,623 cars sold (incl S60 L) (14.5%)


61,977 cars sold (13.3%)

V40 CC

26,093 cars sold (5.6%)


17,869 cars sold (3.8%)

Tell us

Everyone working at, or with, Volvo Cars should be comfortable raising questions or concerns about ethical issues or cases of non-compliance. We support a culture of openness, integrity and accountability. If you want to report a violation of our Code of Conduct, you can submit a report.