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Volvo company was started in 1915 in the Swiss city of Gothenburg as a subsidiary of SKF. It was based on former fellow students on college - Assar Gabrielsson, the employee of SKF and Gustav Larson. The idea to do a car business came to young engineers at the restaurant. After a while, the management of SKF approved their idea and allocated funds for development and production of the first cars.
Volvo - the first ever company which created an own special group that studies on road accident. On the basis of data, the division of creating new security systems was made for the Swedish cars. Volvo P1800 that was assembled in 1966 was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the car with the highest mileage – 4,200,000 km. King of Sweden - Carl Gustav tested small hatchback Volvo C30 on roads.
Since 2007, Volvo team participates in the World Championships – ring auto racing among cars. The best achievement – 11th place in the overall ranking in 2011. Periodically, Volvo exposes cars on the well-known Rally – Dakar marathon. In 1983, the team won a victory in a class of small-capacity auto trucks. Besides, Volvo concern participates in the European championship on races with auto trucks. Cars under the name of Renaults which were produced at the Volvo plants were won in 2010 and 2011.
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