Our history - 1977


  • Volvo celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 14, 1977. All 62,000 employees were presented with a gift of a Swiss watch.
  • The introduction of the F10 and F12 was the biggest truck news so far, and a sensation as regards safety features. 
  • A bus assembly plant was opened in Borås, Sweden.
  • The first of a completely new generation of wheel loaders was introduced in 1977 - the LM4300.
  • The Vara factory with production of engines started up in 1977.