Volvo Penta Recognized as an Innovative Company

Volvo Penta was recently named one of Soundings Trade Only’s Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies for 2018. The awards recognize companies that are moving the industry in new directions.
Volvo Penta Recognized for Innovative Design

“We define innovation as extending beyond product development,” noted the magazine in its call for nominees. “We look to companies that are transforming our industry through the use of new manufacturing processes, marketing approaches, technologies, products, workforce and other initiatives. We want to recognize companies shaping the future of the marine marketplace.”

Volvo Penta’s hybrid IPS engine

Volvo Penta’s hybrid IPS engine

Among Vovlo Penta’s innovations the magazine noted were “Easy Docking” and a hybrid IPS engine planned for launch by 2021 – both introduced in June 2018 – and a Water Sport Control system for wakesurfing, which will be fitted on its Forward Drive system, introduced in October.

Volvo Penta’s Motor Sport Control system for wakesurfing

Volvo Penta’s Motor Sport Control system for wakesurfing

In this video from IBEX 2018, Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, discusses how Penta is innovating across multiple product lines.

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