Our history - 1969


Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

  • Volvo acquired the plant in Olofstr√∂m, founded as early as 1735.
  • And inertial-reel seat belts were fitted as standard in passenger cars.
  • The Volvo Truck division was formed in early 1969.
  • The forest machine, SM868, was introduced this year and became a market success the following year.
  • Until mid 60's the Volvo mid engined chassis was primarily city bus chassis. The situation changed when the B58 was introduced as a tourist coach with a Van Hool body.