1935 – Volvo Takes Over
Volvo business became increasingly more important for Penta and, in 1935 Volvo bought its engine supplier and renamed the company Volvo Pentaverken. In the same year Volvo moved a design and sales department for non-automotive engines to Gothenburg and set up AB Pentaverken in Gothenburg, the company from which AB Volvo Penta grew. The same year, the Hesselman engine was introduced: a six-cylinder crude-oil engine with three-cylinder idling, a very advanced design for its time. During this time, women were employed at the company for the first time.