Volvo Car AB (publ) has signed a new 2-year SEK 10 666m revolving credit facility with a 1-year extension option with a group of Nordic banks (DNB, Nordea, SEB and Swedbank (coordinator)) as well as a new 2-year SEK 4 000m credit facility with a 1-year extension option with the Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK). Both facilities are partly guaranteed by the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN) as they utilize the new working capital credit guarantee set up as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new revolving credit facility is in addition to the company’s undrawn EUR 1 300m facility signed in 2017 and maturing in 2022. The new SEK 4 000m credit facility refinances the existing SEK 1 500m facility, maturing in 2020, with the Swedish Export Credit Corporation.
With the two new credit facilities Volvo Cars has further strengthened its liquidity buffer.
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Volvo Car Group in 2019
For the 2019 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 14.3 BSEK (14.2 BSEK in 2018). Revenue over the period amounted to 274.1 BSEK (252.7 BSEK). For the full year 2019, global sales reached a record 705,452 (642,253) cars, an increase of 9.8 per cent versus 2018. The results underline the comprehensive transformation of Volvo Cars’ finances and operations in recent years, positioning the company for its next growth phase.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected premium car brands in the world with sales of 705,452 cars in 2019 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding of China since 2010.
In 2019, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 41,500 (41,500) full-time employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for APAC is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).
Under its new company purpose, Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This purpose is reflected into a number of business ambitions: for example, by the middle of this decade it aims for half of its global sales to be fully electric cars and to generate half of its revenue from its direct consumer business. Volvo Cars is also committed to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.