Our history - 1996


  • Volvo Aero was the first company to implement OD, Operational Development. The company was also appropriately awarded the highest token of excellent quality, the Swedish Quality Award, by the Swedish Institute of Quality. Two years later, Volvo Trucks received the same award.
  • The Swedish Match company shares were distributed to Volvo's shareholders on May 13.
  • The sale of shares of Pharmacia & Upjohn was completed on July 23.
  • During the autumn, Volvo Cars introduced the Volvo S70/V70, the new generation of the Volvo 850.
  • And the exclusive Volvo C70 CoupĂ© was launched during the year.
  • The Volvo VN truck, based directly on the successful Volvo FH series, was introduced in North America in the autumn.