Corporate Standards

Information and FAQ

Whenever there is a reference to a standard, the standard is valid. Some of our standards have been labelled "Not for new design", but these standards are also valid if referred to. The text "Not for new design" is primarily an indication for our for our design engineering departments, stating that the standard is not intended for new designs.

Most of our more recent drawings contain a reference to a standard named "Symbols, designations and general drawing methods". This standard, STD 101-0005 establishes some general rules and makes reference to the valid standards for most of the symbols in our drawings.

If you have any doubts or queries regarding the validity of our standards, please contact the responsible purchasing department, or email corporate.standards@volvo.com

Policy for suppliers referring to Volvo Group* or Volvo Cars standards in their own documentation

Volvo Group* and Volvo Cars standards are the property of the respective company and may only be used by non-Volvo Group and non-Volvo Cars personnel and companies when the standards are called upon or referred to, directly or indirectly, in contractual documents relating to the Volvo Group or Volvo Cars.

This means that they may be used when the Volvo Group or Volvo Cars utilizes the primary contracted company as a supplier of development services, supplier of production parts or supplier of tools, equipment etc. to manufacturing plants.

This also applies to tier 1+ n suppliers, i.e. if a tier-1 supplier has a contract with the Volvo Group or Volvo Cars, a tier-2 supplier may also use the standards.

For more information, contact Volvo Corporate Standards at corporate.standards@volvo.com

* including the brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and Nissan Diesel.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I find a technical requirement (TR)

Technical requirements (TRs) are not available from our website. They have to be ordered from the purchasing organization of the Volvo company with which your company is dealing.

Where can I find ISO standards, IEC standards, DIN standards, EN standards, etc

Volvo Corporate Standards cannot distribute national or international standards to suppliers and other external parties. If such standards are required, contact your national standards body or another company selling external standards, e.g. IHS.

Is there a subject-based index of all standards

There is no index of the contents of all our standards available online. The documents to be used by the supplier are normally indicated in the drawing or in other documentation from Volvo's purchasing department, e.g. in the PQP manuals.

Why are there both STD and VCS standards

Since Ford's takeover of Volvo Cars, a new type of standards document has been introduced called VCS standards. VCS standards are to be used in Volvo Cars projects and usually have a corresponding Volvo standard with the STD prefix to be used for Volvo Group projects (excluding Volvo Cars). However, standards with the STD prefix should also be used within Volvo Cars if they are referred to in drawings or other purchasing documents.

STD = Volvo Group Standard.
VCS = Volvo Car Standard, to be used for Volvo Cars projects only.

What does "Not for new design" mean

Some of our standards have been labelled "Not for new design", but these standards are also valid if referred to. The text "Not for new design" is primarily an indication for our design engineering departments, stating that the standard is not intended for new designs.

Why can't I find the drawing I am looking for

The Corporate Standards website only contains drawings of standard parts. The drawing numbers begin with 105, followed by four additional digits. If the drawing you require is not available although it begins with 105, it may be a supplier drawing which is intended only for internal use within Volvo or only for the supplier concerned. These drawings are not available on the Internet.

Where can I find the KEP standards for suppliers

The KEP* (key elements procedures) documents can be found here

*Key Elements procedures are today replacing the PQPs (Purchasing Quality Procedures)

Why can't I find any standards when searching by material number

Usually, the standard number can also be found in the materials indication. If this is not the case, please contact the purchasing department of the Volvo company with which you are dealing.

Volvo uses a lot of abbreviations, acronyms and other terms in their documentation. Is there a list of these

Within the Volvo intranet, there are various databases containing this information. A lot of this terminology is also found in standard STD 001-0001 (For Volvo Cars, VCS 5001,119).

Why do I have problems viewing PDF attachments inside a PDF file

To display PDF attachments inside a PDF file correctly, your Acrobat Reader has to be set to allow PDF files to be opened from the web inside your browser window.

To set browser and Internet preferences in Acrobat: Choose Edit/Preferences/Internet and click the check box "Display PDF in browser".

Can’t find what you're looking for on this page

If you have any other questions, please send them to Corporate Standards and we will reply via email.

Email to: corporate.standards@volvo.com

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