Volvo was founded in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer. However, the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars consider themselves to have been officially founded on 14 April 1927.
Volvo Group sold its car division Volvo Car Corporation to Ford Motor Company for $6.45 billion in 2000.
In 2010 Ford sold the Volvo Car Corporation to Geely Automobile of China for $1.8 billion.
The service information and diagnostic scantool support site for Volvo is www.volvotechinfo.com.