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The Swedish Ball Bearing Factory was founded upon the Swedish patent granted to Sven Wingqvist for a multi-row self-aligning radial ball bearing system. The SKF Company was very successful from the onset. Byit employed people and boasted a subsidiary in the UK.
Wingqvist, born in December ofwas an engineer, inventor and an industrialist. At the age of 23, he was employed as an operating engineer in a textile factory. One of the problems Wingqvist frequently had to repair was a mechanical breakdown due to failed ball bearings in drive shafts.
On his own initiative, he worked to develop a bearing system capable of standing up to the conditions the textile mill imposed upon them.
In the process he realized his device would serve other industries as well. Wingqvist established SKF to manufacture them in BySKF was represented in 32 countries. Bya staff of more than 21, people was employed in 12 manufacturing facilities worldwide with the largest being in Philadelphia.
Prytz had been responsible for registering the name Volvo inas a trademark and a subsidiary company to SKF. During the period he worked for SKF in the U. Somewhat presciently, he positioned SKF to do the same.
Eleven years later, when Gabrielsson and Larson approached him with the idea, Prytz was already open to it. Gabrielsson had worked out deal with Larson to develop the first Volvo during his free time away from his day job at a company called AB Galco, located in Stockholm.
According to legend, the terms of the deal the two struck were as follows; Larson would carry out the engineering work for a new car, as well as an investment plan for a completely new manufacturing plant to build it; but would only be paid after at least cars were produced—if it all happened before January 1, With the prototype developed for next to nothing, once Prytz got a look at what the two had been up to it was pretty much a slam-dunk to get SKF on board.
The first ten cars were assembled in Stockholm at AB Galco, while Larson was still doing his regular job there. Further, all the bills for the project were sent to Gabrielsson at his home.
Essentially, private parties—albeit taking advantage of their professional positions and situations—developed Volvo. It took a while for Volvo to gain traction with passenger cars, so the platform was adapted to carry a truck body. This was a considerably more successful endeavor.
Still, it took ten years to sell the first 25, Volvo cars.
Once they caught on though, the market was pretty hot. The second 25, cars sold in only four years. One of the things Volvo is particularly noted for is safety. From the very beginning Gabrielsson and Larson were concerned with it.
The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain, safety. To that end, over the ensuing years Volvo cars were the first to use laminated glass, three-point safety belts, rear-facing child safety seats, crumple zones front and rear, safety door locks, inertial reel safety belts, an impact absorbing steering column, a roll-over protection system, roll stability control, inflatable side-curtain airbags, collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian protection with auto brake, and cross traffic alerts.
And, these are but a few among many, many such innovations. The first Volvo models came to the United States in the s. Leading the way was the iconic Volvo PV This was one of the first truly successful Volvo models.
Leading into the 21st century, a design renaissance took root at the company. The first models to benefit from this were the S40 and C Suddenly, in addition to being safe, Volvos were sexy too.
Volvo introduced its first SUV in Unfortunately though, it seems to have been difficult to build and sell them profitably since the s. Volvo was originally formed as percent owned subsidiary of SKF.
When it was split off and went public in on the Swedish stock exchange as Volvo AB, SKF sold the majority of its shares in the company.Volvo XC70 wagon for sale. We now have ads for Volvo XC70 wagon for sale under cars.
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