AB Volvo is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in GothenburgSweden. Its principal activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucksbuses, and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, and provides financial services. Although Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of AB SKF, a Swedish ball bearing manufacturer, the auto manufacturer considers itself officially founded on 14 April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series, affectionately known as ”Jakob”, rolled out of the factory in HisingenGothenburg.