1935 – VOLVO TAKES OVER

1935

Volvo business became more and 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 developed.

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 in the company for the first time.