Our history - 1981


  • This was a year of acquisitions, beginning with the acquisition of the White Motor Corporation in the USA and followed by the acquisition of AB Höglund & Co, in Säffle, Sweden, a company manufacturing bus bodies.
  • Volvo acquired Höglunds, a bodybuilding firm. This enables Volvo Bus Corporation to offer complete omnibuses and Volvo assumed full responsibility for both the chassis and the body.
  • Volvo's North American truck range was completed with the combination of Volvo and White products.