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The Volvo Brand in the Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Group

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

The Volvo Ocean Race is jointly owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group.

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Giving back to society

Meet Michelle “A company like the Volvo Group consists of people, this is what matters most. We therefore have to take care of people first, and social responsibility is a way to do so.” Michelle Yao, Assistant of Finance & Strategy, was at the Volvo ...

Encouraged to grow

Meet Lilian “Volvo Group gives me the opportunity to live meaningful experiences. I can grow in my career and I can also fulfill my passion to volunteer and help others.” Lilian Li, Business Controller, was at the Volvo Ocean Race in Guangzhou....

Winner of mission 4 – My best tip to reduce everyday plastic

How to reduce every day plastic? Here is the best tip of Rashmi Nandish, who won Volvo Group’s photo contest entered by over 2000 participants! Rashmi lives in the Silicon Valley of India: Bangalore and tells why she cares for the environment....

Volvo and the race – a perfect match

Since Volvo acquired the race in 1998 (former the Whitbread Round the World Race) we have developed it every year, both in terms of the competition itself but also by taking greater and greater advantage of the business benefits. With its global scope, the Volvo Ocean Race has become a superb platform for strengthening the brand not only for Volvo but also for the race- and team sponsors involved. It offers a unique chance to establish close relationships with customers and partners and it helps to create new business opportunities.

The Volvo Brands in the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Route

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Route

The Race is returning to its Southern Ocean roots. 2017-18 route will be longest ever sailing distance at around 45,000 nautical miles, crossing four oceans and taking in 12 major cities on six continents.

The 43-year-old race around the world will start from Alicante in late 2017 and will end with a grand finale into The Hague, Netherlands during summer 2018.

The total distance of the racetrack is longer than in any of the 12 previous editions of an event which was born as The Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973.
But while the teams will sail more nautical miles than ever before, the race itself is scheduled to be one month shorter than in most of the last 12 editions.

Download the 2017-18 Route (JPG, 0.1 MB)
Volvo Group photo contest Foap

Volvo Group photo contest Foap

Experience the race first hand and join the photo contest, FOAP, by sharing your best photos.

Photo contest Foap
An epic Leg 1 – Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 18

An epic Leg 1 – Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 18

A 1,450 nm sprint from Alicante to Lisbon, Leg 1 was the perfect start to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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