Gelly adquire capital da Volvo Cars

Versão para impressão

28 de Março de 2010,


Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd e a  Ford Motor Company assinaram um acordo de compra e venda sobre posse do capital da Volvo Cars Corporation.
Este negócio deverá estar concluido no terceiro trimestes de 2010.

Li Shufu, presidente da Geely, garantiu que a empresa ficará com uma estrutura independente do resto do grupo, mantendo mesmo a sua gestão e as suas fábricas na Suécia, uma jogada estratégica, que pretende assim mantê-la perto dos seus fornecedores habituais.

 Mr. Li Shufu, Chairman Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd, disse:
"We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Ford, enabling us to safeguard and strengthen Volvo's renowned brand heritage. This transaction will ensure Volvo's Page 1 of 2 continued leadership in the premium segment, where it enjoys a global reputation for safety and environmental-friendly technologies. This famous Swedish premium brand will remain true to its core values of safety, quality, environmental care and modern Scandinavian design."

"As part of the proposed transaction, Zhejiang Geely Holdings will maintain the strong collaborative relationships that Volvo has built with employees, unions, suppliers, dealers and above all, customers. On completion, Volvo Cars will be a separate company with its own management team based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a new board of directors.
The board and the management will have a mandate to develop Volvo Cars' leadership in safety and clean environmental technologies, expanding the company as a world-leading premium brand with a presence in more than 100 markets and ambitious plans in the fast-growing Chinese market."