VOLVO joins the Board


VOLVO AB is joining the EURIPIDES² Board, an open and successful ecosystem of companies and research institutes dealing with Smart Electronic Systems from eleven countries.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016 the Volvo Group’s net sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion).

The Volvo Group's vision is to be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the world. Its mission is driving prosperity through transport solutions.

The majority of the Volvo Group’s customers are companies within the transportation or infrastructure industries. The reliability and productivity of the products are important and in many cases crucial to our customers’ success and profitability.

The company culture is how it interacts with its customers and with society as a whole, to achieve its business objectives. It is rooted in its history and is critical to the company’s long term success. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.

“We are very proud to join the EURIPIDES² community and we are intending to develop our expertise inside this multicultural and multi-industry network. For the Volvo Group, technology means the aspiration to move forward, constantly working together to improve and do better. In particular, we need to share the constraints of connected commercial vehicles to allow development of common standards and solutions” says Eric Poyeton, senior vice president VOLVO and Chairman of the French Platform for Automotive.

The EURIPIDES² Board is now composed of 27 members based in 11 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

"EURIPIDES² is strengthening its relation with Sweden while consolidating the automotive value chain with VOLVO joining the EURIPIDES² community. We continue to demonstrate our willingness to remain an open platform. I warmly welcome VOLVO and Eric Poyeton in our group” says Jochen Langheim, Chairman of EURIPIDES².

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