Eighty years of IT at Volvo


Volvo IT can trace its roots back to the roaring 1920s when punched card machines paved the way for what was to become modern, computerised information processing at Volvo.

The first computers at Volvo went into operation in 1961. Developments have since continued at an enormous pace.
  • In 1967, the Volvo Group gathered its IT operations together in a separate company for the first time
  • In 1998, the current global Volvo IT was created
  • In 2001, the IT staff at Renault Trucks and Mack Trucks were integrated with Volvo IT
  • In 2007, Volvo IT incorporated Fortos, a management consulting practice, and WirelessCar, a telematics service provider