Our history - 1965


  • A new diesel engine plant was opened in Sk√∂vde, Sweden. This guaranteed the level of quality and manufacturing capacity required prior to the introduction of the new generation of engines.
  • Also, in Ghent, Belgium, a new plant was opened, which would have an annual production capacity of 14, 000 cars and employ about 600 people.
  • Volvo refurbished its entire truck range at one stroke with its System 8 renewal program. With the exception of the F82 and F86 everything under the skin was new.