Our history - 1956


  • "I doff my hat as a mark of respect for all that has been achieved in the past; and roll up my sleeves to tackle the future," were the words of Gunnar Engellau, when he assumed his post as President and CEO of AB Volvo on 13 August 1956, after having been President of Svenska Flygmotor (Volvo Aero).  He replaced Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The P12/P1200 Amazon attracted considerable attention when it appeared at the beginning of 1956.