GERMANY– This year, Germany holdsthe position of third-largest market in the world for Volvo Car Corporation,following the United Statesand Sweden,Volvo Cars’ home market. The fate of the Swedish, premium-brand automotivemanufacturer, which celebrated its 80th birthday last year, is controlled in Germany by Volvo Car Germany GmbH based inRodenkirchen in Cologne.
There arecurrently approximately 200 workers employed at the wholly-owned subsidiary ofthe Volvo Car Corporation. In Germany,Volvo Cars has an extensive distribution and service network currently featuring323 sales sites and 69 establishments dealing exclusively with servicing.
Over thepast half a century, the Swedish automotive manufacturer has established areputation for safety, unique design, and technical innovation. The most recentexample of this is the new Volvo XC60. The all-wheel-drive crossover modelcombines the versatility of the Volvo XC range with the dynamics of a sportcoupé. The release of the Volvo XC60 onto the German market in autumn 2008means that Volvo’s range of cars will now encompass 10 series and 84 modelvariants.