Our history - 1979

1979

  • Volvo Aero joined the European Ariane space project as the supplier of one of the most important rocket components, the combustor.
  • Volvo F7 was "Truck of the Year".
  • Two new safety features were presented, safe-type steering wheel and seat belt.
  • Renault acquires shareholding in Volvo.
  • Introduced in 1979 was the fourth generation B10M mid-engined bus.
  • Volvo instituted, in co-operation with Professor Alf Nachemson, an international Back Ailment Research Award in 1979 for the best medicine research results in the field of back ailments.
  • Restructuring of Volvo BM was the start of one of the biggest restructuring programs in Swedish history.