Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, of Sweden, is a global supplier of marine recreational and commercial engines and power systems.

New Volvo president outlines plans for new products

Volvo Penta of the Americas will be releasing new products that will follow along the theme of the V8-380 gas sterndrive that earned it an innovation award at IBEX in October. That’s according to new president Ron Huibers, who says consumers will see more from the company that focuses on advanced integrated systems — in…more

Volvo Penta Canada president steps down

Chris Goulder, president of Volvo Penta Canada, is no longer with the company, effective Monday, the company said in a statement. “During his career with Volvo Penta, Chris was a key contributor to the company’s success,” the statement continued. Fred Lachlan was named acting site manager for the company. Lachlan has more than 30 years…more

Volvo Penta adds membership online forum

Volvo Penta of the Americas recently launched the Volvo Penta IPS Owners Community. Created for Volvo Penta IPS owners of U.S. and Canadian-built boats, the online community keeps owners in the loop with exclusive updates, information forums and a fun place to share their experiences with Volvo Penta and other owners. “The IPS owner is…more

Volvo Penta IPS moves into repower market

Volvo Penta of the Americas expanded the Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system into the repower market. After successfully shipping more than 10,000 units since its 2005 inception and extensive experience with 122 builders and more than 230 boat models worldwide, Volvo Penta of the Americas says the time is right to expand into the repower…more

Volvo Penta receives 2008 ISO certification

Volvo Penta of the Americas recently had its ISO certification elevated to the latest revision, ISO 9001:2008, after an extensive external surveillance audit. “We were told it is somewhat unusual for the 2008 certification to be achieved on the first assessment, which was the case,” said Clint Moore, president and CEO, in a statement. “During…more

Volvo, NEIT continue partnership

Volvo Penta of the Americas extended its training contract with the New England Institute of Technology through 2010. NEIT and Volvo Penta have partnered in training since 2004. Instructors from the school’s Associate in Science Degree in Marine Technology program have been certified by Volvo Penta to conduct training programs. The instructors, in turn, present…more

New site, tour launched for joystick control technology

Mercury Marine and Sea Ray Boats, along with their parent company Brunswick Corp., launched a new consumer Web site that provides information on joystick control technology and updates on a nationwide demonstration tour. JoystickBoatControl.com provides information on Mercury’s Axius sterndrive propulsion system and Cummins MerCruiser Diesel’s Zeus pod propulsion system – both equipped with joystick…more

Volvo Penta plans to reorganize work force

Volvo Penta of the Americas last week sent a letter to its customers that outlined plans to “realign expenses with the market conditions.” Earlier this fall, the company offered its professional work force early retirement or a voluntary separation package, and was able to make needed adjustments almost exclusively from volunteers, company president and CEO…more

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