Our history - 1964


  • Two plants were opened, one in Torslanda, and one in Alsemberg near Brussels. Together, they guaranteed that Volvo would have sufficient car and truck manufacturing capacity to place the company in a world ranking position.
  • By locating the truck production plant in Belgium, Volvo was able to penetrate the increasingly closed European market - a decisive move.
  • The new L4851 Titan Tiptop proved a sensation when it was launched in 1964. It was the first European forward-control truck.