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Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies 2018

For more than a century, Volvo Penta has led the charge in introducing new technologies that have shaped the boating experience. Acknowledging the culture of innovation that permeates every aspect of our business, Volvo Penta was recognized this month as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in 2018 by Soundings Trade Only magazine.

Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies 2018

At the heart of Volvo Penta’s advancement is a strong sense of collaboration, involving cross-functional support of all departments with rare and collective ingenuity. Not only was product development considered for this award, but the magazine’s staff also looked at company-wide success. The “Top 10” recognition is a rewarding achievement for Volvo Penta that extends to many company initiatives: marketing, research and development, engineering, sales, service, training initiatives, human resources and many others.

“It’s truly an honor to be considered one of the ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Not only is this rewarding for internal achievement, but it also reinforces our culture of innovation on a global scale. We take great pride in this recognition.”

Such innovation is rare, but at Volvo Penta it’s a reality. We analyze market trends and customer needs that address the challenges and user behaviors of today, while anticipating those to come in the years ahead. We approach each new project with an understanding of the customer value, which requires a close and trusted working relationship with our partners.

This forward-thinking approach is not only present in our products, but in every area of our business with the combined resources of the Volvo Group. We also build on our own in-house experience by leveraging the expertise of other Volvo Group companies and adapting existing technologies for marine use.

As a progressive leader in marine industry innovation, Volvo Penta continues to break new ground with self-docking technology, electromobility, connectivity and more. Impressed with the new Water Sport Control system and other product developments seen at IBEX 2018, Soundings Trade Only knew that Volvo Penta merited this competitive achievement.

Read full Soundings Trade Only article here.