It’s a worldwide company, part of the Volvo Group, that develops, manufactures and markets world-leading engines and complete power systems for boats and industrial applications.
It’s a premium brand with global presence and sales in more than 130 countries.
The origins of Volvo Penta can be traced back as far as 1868, when the foundry and mechanical workshop Sköfde Gjuteri & Mekaniska Verkstad was founded. The company manufactured cast-iron goods and hardware such as boilers, pots and pans, ploughs and threshing machines. A somewhat humble beginning for a company that has become a world leader in diesel engines for marine and industrial use. A company renowned throughout the world for innovations such as Volvo Penta IPS propulsion and the Aquamatic.
Volvo Penta is divided in two business segments: industrial and marine.
Volvo Penta supplies industrial power systems (power generation and off-road) with superior features in terms of performance, fuel efficiency, uptime and cost of ownership.
Volvo Penta is furthermore the strongest brand name in the leisure boat industry and world’s largest supplier of diesel engines to recreational powerboats and sailboats. It supplies also power systems for commercial craft. Coast guards, port authorities and shipyards all over the world use Volvo Penta’s reliable and low-emission engines for passengers transports, supply vessels and offshore energy, patrolling and sea rescue operations.
With over 100 years of experience working closely together with equipment manufacturers and machine operators, Volvo Penta has built up the expertise and infrastructure necessary to provide comprehensive global service and support. The Volvo Penta dealer network, dealers present worldwide, is constantly growing and under development and it constantly adapts and expands the geographical presence to meet customers needs.
Volvo Penta production is in Lexington (USA), Vara (Sweden) and Lingang (China).
Headquarters is in Gothenburg, market units are in all strategic towns in the world and Italian premises is in Milan, via Gallarate 182.