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Maria & Josefin
In the spring of 2007 Maria & Josefin had a sailboat they needed to scrap.
After weeks of research into how they could scrap the boat responsibly with no danger to the surrounding environment, they came to realise that there was no effective system for the disposal of ‘end-of-life’ boats in Sweden.
"We had to do something, and we had to do it together"
Maria & Josefin
‘’At the beginning there was a lot to learn and to find out, a lot of rules, techniques and processes. We also felt it was important to find good collaborators so that we could stand the whole of the system.’’
Today they receive boats from all over Sweden, from smaller tug boats to well ships, from wooden boats to sailboats in fiberglass. They have also received a great response to the market, and been granted a prize from the Ministry of Industry as successful entrepreneurs.
Their universal belief in the need for people to look after their environment is what drives them to do what they do, and transcends the shores of Sweden. Matched with their future-facing thinking, entrepreneurial flair and problem solving attitude, their story taps deep into the Swedish values we stand by at Volvo today.
Bound by sound
1966 was quite a year for music. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan all released groundbreaking albums that completely transformed the cultural landscape. But while Lennon and McCartney and their contemporaries were busy reinventing the way music was made, a classical music enthusiast called John Bowers was focusing his attention and expertise on reinventing the way we listened to it.
Driving the feeling
Whatever the journey, whatever the conditions and whatever your mood, the new Volvo V60 will inspire and delight, explains chassis expert, Kenneth Ekström.
At home anywhere
When we began making cars in 1927, it was because we believed no other car manufacturer was making them strong enough or safe enough to cope with the harsh Swedish landscape and climate. Over the years, our climate and landscape haven’t changed that much, but our cars certainly have.