Our history - 2002
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2002

  • On April 14, 2002 Volvo celebrated its 75th anniversary.
  • In 2002 Volvo CE officially opened its new factory in Poland and  also establishes production facility in Shanghai, China, this year.
  • In China Renault Trucks  starts an engine cooperation with Dong Feng Motors.
  • Volvo Trucks concluded a comprehensive product renewal of its heavy-duty range, started with the introduction of the new Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks in Europe, Asia and other markets, and continued with the introduction of the Volvo VN in North America.
  • Renault Trucks launched the Optidriver, a fully automated gearbox with its own software for the Renault Magnum and Premium ranges. The vehicle management system "Infomax," which was awarded the Siemens Prize for Innovation, is available in all of Renault Trucks' ranges except Light Commercials. The "Driving Monitoring System" is available on the heavy ranges.
  • Mack Trucks showed its new generation of vehicles for the construction market, the Granite series. 
  • In the entirely new Volvo Bus product program, the TX platform has been extended with new low entry and articulated versions.  The TX and B7R platforms have now been introduced in the production plants in Mexico and China.
  • Volvo CE launched its new B-series of crawler excavators and the new Volvo E-series of wheel loaders, followed in the spring by the new B-series of motor graders.
  • Volvo Penta became the first company in the marine engine industry to launch telematic services.  Volvo Penta's marine product range was broadened with new 5 and 7-liter diesel engines. Marine Leisure introduced its TAMD75 for the 450 to 500 hp segment. The Industrial engine program was strengthened with new 10-liter diesel engines.
  • Volvo Aero made its first deliveries of components for the Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engine for the Airbus A340. Volvo Aero also signed an agreement on the manufacture of components for the GP7000 engine. Volvo Aero's Space Propulsion Division delivered the first complete sandwich nozzle for Pratt & Whitney´s RL60, the rocket engine of the future.
  • In 2002, Volvo Financial Services (VFS) forged closer ties to Mack and Renault Trucks. Both manufacturers now enjoy custom-branded finance programs.