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A History of Innovation

At the helm – for more than a century

The origins of Volvo Penta can be traced back as far as 1868, when the foundry and mechanical workshop Sköfde Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad was founded. The company manufactured cast-iron goods and hardware such as boilers, pots and pans, ploughs and threshing machines. A somewhat humble beginning for a company that has become a world leader in diesel engines for marine and industrial use. A company renowned throughout the world for innovations such as Volvo Penta IPS propulsion and the Aquamatic.

Join us for a tour of our history through the decades to see the advances leading to the success of Volvo Penta today.

Volvo Penta through the years

Volvo Penta History

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Volvo Group history and R&D milestones

Volvo Group History