Volvo is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. Founded in 1927, as a subsidiary of the ball bearing manufacturer SKF, Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group.
Volvo is known for its safety features, and has been ranked as the safest car brand multiple times. In addition to safety, Volvo is also known for its luxury vehicles and innovative design. Lastly, Volvo has a strong environmental focus and is committed to sustainable manufacturing practices.
Volvo was originally founded as a subsidiary of SKF, a Swedish company that manufactures bearings and other components. The name "Volvo" comes from the Latin word "volvox", meaning "rolling". The company's logo is also based on the ancient chemical symbol for iron.