Volvo Penta awarded World Yachts 2016 trophy

Volvo Penta has been recognized for its Inboard Performance System at the World of Yachts celebration at the Cannes Yachting Festival in the south of France. The awards were presented in front of more than 500 industry professionals and customers. The trophies reward the leading innovations in the luxury boating industry throughout the past year. …
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Volvo Penta supports SkillsUSA National Championships for vocational students

The nation’s leading high school and college-aged vocational students gathered in Louisville, Ky., last month to demonstrate their technical skills and knowledge at the SkillsUSA National Championships – and Chesapeake-based Volvo Penta was there to support them. A highlight of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, the Championships attract more than 6,000 outstanding career …
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Volvo Penta showcases next-generation V8 marine gas sterndrive engines

CHESAPEAKE, Va. –Volvo Penta today unveiled its new family of next-generation 5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive market in a press preview at the company’s Test Center in Suffolk, Va. “Volvo Penta has a rich history of innovation in marine propulsion, and with these next-generation V8s, we are establishing a new industry benchmark […]
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Volvo reaches energy efficiency goal five years ahead of schedule

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the […]
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Volvo Penta moves into new Mississippi parts distribution center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta announced the opening of the new Volvo Group Central Parts Distribution Center in Byhalia, Mississippi, in a move to optimize delivery performance and efficiency for dealers and OEM customers in North America. As the anchor tenant of a new industrial park, the one million square-foot state-of-the-art Volvo Group facility will […]
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