Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced the appointment of Robin Page as Senior Vice President Design. Mr Page, head of interior design for the past four years, will take over Volvo's design operations as Thomas Ingenlath has been named Chief Executive Officer of Polestar, Volvo’s performance car company.
Mr Page will be responsible for running Volvo’s design operations. Thomas Ingenlath will maintain overall responsibility for the design of Volvo Cars as Chief Design Officer and remain on the Volvo Cars Executive Management Team.
Before joining Volvo Cars in 2013, Mr Page was head of interior design at Bentley Motors since 2001. Whilst at Bentley he was responsible for the interior designs of the Continental and Mulsanne ranges, as well as the interior design for the State Limousine of British Queen Elizabeth II. At other stages in his career he also performed design work for Rolls-Royce and Bugatti.
Volvo Car Group in 2016
For the 2016 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 11,014 MSEK (6,620 MSEK in 2015). Revenue over the period amounted to 180,672 MSEK (164,043 MSEK). For the full year 2016, global sales reached a record 534,332 cars, an increase of 6.2 per cent versus 2015. The record sales and operating profit cleared the way for Volvo Car Group to continue investing in its global transformation plan.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 534,332 cars in 2016 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2016, Volvo Cars had over 31,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).