Volvo provides transportation related products and services with focus on quality, safety and environmental care. The brand is shared between Volvo Group and Volvo Cars and Volvo parts. Founded more than 80 years ago, Volvo has a solid position and reputation worldwide for building safe cars and durable Volvo parts that has been built up over the decades. Historically, Volvo has never really been a high-volume car and Volvo parts manufacturer. In the first year, production proceeded at a modest pace, with two hundred ninety-seven cars being sold in 1927; furthermore it took the company 23 years to build its first hundred thousand cars. Today, due to innovation in Volvo parts and the automobile production process, that figure corresponds to about three months of production.
Volvo's commitment to automotive excellence to Volvo cars and Volvo parts travels well beyond national borders. Over the last 75 years, Volvo has grown into one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. It currently exports cars and Volvo parts built based on Volvo's three core values of safety, quality and environmental care. Volvo builds cars and Volvo parts for people first. The Volvo Safety Center is uniquely Volvo, the only one of its kind within the automobile industry. Volvo stays at the forefront in the one race that really matters: the race to save lives by building safer cars and Volvo parts. For Volvo, fine tuning safety has always been the science of small adjustments to Volvo parts. Highly advanced laboratory equipment, like their pivoting crash track, enable safety engineers to create and analyze front impacts, rear impacts, and rollovers. Through the years, Volvo has designed safety features for Volvo parts based on extensive research of real-world accidents.
For Volvo sustainability in the production of Volvo parts and automobiles is about taking responsibility both for their manufacturing processes and sharing their knowledge where this can be beneficial to the environment within the auto industry. Since the early 1970s, environmental issues too have come to the forefront of the company's corporate culture. Volvo is recognized for having been the first automaker with one of the world's foremost innovations in the environmental sphere, the 3-way catalytic converter which was introduced way back in 1976. Most recently, Volvo entered into a new segment of manufacturing, crossover cars. Another sign of their dedication to future sustainable engine and Volvo part technologies is their new development, an electric plug-in hybrid car that is conveniently recharged via a standard Volvo part connected to an electrical power socket.
Many Volvo owners have over the years also expressed their appreciation of sensible, solid engineering of Volvo cars and Volvo parts. Early in the company's history, it was decided that the brand name should signify quality and safety. It is no surprise that Volvo was first off the mark with a Volvo part that has been the world's single most important safety invention (the 3-point safety belt). Volvo Cars' powertrain experts have redesigned Volvo parts to reduce internal friction and pump losses in the diesel engine. The pressure drop in the intake and exhaust system has also been reduced. What is more, the engine has lower compression, more efficient combustion and the latest generation of engine management.