Volvo Penta

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

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Q&A with Volvo Penta executive Mats Edenborg

In a Q&A with Trade Only’s Chris Landry, Global Volvo Penta vice president of communications Mats Edenborg sizes up the breadth of the company’s new engines and helm controls, summarizes the engine maker’s financial picture and describes the mission of its global press event.

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Volvo Penta in Sweden

Chris Landry, executive editor of Trade Only, covered Volvo Penta’s presentation of new engines and helm control technology at its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Volvo Ocean Race names equipment sponsor

Cobham Satcom was named the Volvo Ocean Race’s satellite and radio communications equipment partner for 2014-15. The satellite communications specialist will supply hardware for the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats. The announcement ensures that the latest generations of Sailor FleetBroadband satellite equipment relied upon by race teams in recent editions will continue to be…more

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Engineering a boat to run like a car

Engine makers Volvo Penta and Mercury plan to roll out new technology this spring Boat and engine companies will continue to add components, technologies and devices that nose today’s power craft closer to a car-like experience behind the wheel. Two of the major engine manufacturers this spring were gearing up for the introduction of substantial…more

Volvo Penta dealer in California marks 25 years

Helmut’s Marine Service of San Rafael, Calif., is celebrating its 25th year of business as a Volvo Penta dealer this month. “We congratulate the superb team at Helmut’s for their successful achievement of a quarter-century of business,” Volvo Penta Region Americas president Ron Huibers said in a statement. “As our power center in California, Helmut’s…more

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

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