The Volvo Group is one of the largest world manufacturers of trucks, buses, building equipment, maritime and industrial motors. With headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, it employs around 95,000 people, has factories in 18 countries and operates in 190 markets.
In Brazil, Volvo is the leader in the heavy trucks market (2016). Its headquarters is in Curitiba, State of Paraná, where it produces trucks, buses and motors. It also has facilities in Pederneiras, State of São Paulo (building equipment) and São José dos Pinhais, State of Paraná (parts distribution center). Overall, there as around 5 thousand direct jobs in the country.