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Volvo Car Corporation (VCC), the major car manufacturer in Sweden, employs over 24,000 people globally and sold about 460,000 cars in 2007. VCC Design Centers are located in Göteborg, Sweden, in Barcelona, Spain, and in Camarillo, California/USA.
The component manufacture is carried out in Skövde, Floby and Olofström. The car production plants are located in Göteborg and Uddevalla, Sweden, in Gent, Belgium, and in Chongqing, China. VCC has also assembly plants in Malaysia and Thailand
Volvo Car Corporation is one of the car industry’s strongest brands, with a long and proud history of world-leading innovations. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson, the first car left the factory on 14 April, 1927.

The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience.
Our work focuses on energy, investments in infrastructure and projects for industry. Our base is in Europe, but our business and clients extend right across the globe.
What makes us unique is our co-workers, our networks and the technical consulting industry’s greatest bank of experience.
It’s all summed up in our corporate motto: ÅF – Innovation by experience




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BETA CAE Systems SA
BETA CAE ystems SA is the subsidiary of BETA CAE Systems International AG in Gothenburg, Sweden and has a mission to enhance the customers service experience for the CAE engineers in the Nordic region and contribute to the deployment of BETA CAE Systems portfolio to one of the most demanding and fast growing markets.
BETA CAE Systems International AG, headquartered in Root, Switzerland, is a private engineering software company committed to the development of state of the art CAE software systems that meet the requirements of all simulation disciplines. The company is well known for its flagship suite, which comprises KOMVOS SDM-console, ANSA pre-processor, EPILYSIS FEA solver and META post-processor. This suite, and SPDRM, the simulation-process-data-and-resources manager, are being used across a range of industries, including the automotive, railway vehicles, aerospace, motorsports, chemical processes engineering, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomechanics. The company’s product line is complemented by the newly introduced RETOMO, a software that transforms CT-scan images into tessellated 3D-models.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology covers the entire value chain from long-term research to final delivery of complete vehicles for production to the Volvo Group truck business as well as supporting the products in the aftermarket. We play a vital role in contributing to the profitability, by providing competitive brand unique products that are based on common architecture and shared technology. By leveraging the combined size of the truck brands, we support the Volvo Group's vision to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions.
Volvo Group Trucks Technology has 10,000 employees working in global teams with focus on delivering world-class engineered products and services.

Gleitmo helps you select the right product for your designs - everything from lubricants to the automotive industry and thermally conductive silicone sealant for electronics, advanced adhesives for marine applications. Whatever your needs are we have the expertise to help you find the right - and to serve as a resource in your prototype development, debug, and optimize your production.
We have more than 35 years of experience in product development in cooperation with manufacturers, training, analysis, import and export as well as technical advice concerning the specialty lubricants, release agents, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials for the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and plastics and composites industry in Sweden and Norway.


CEVT is a joint engineering and development centre for future B- and C-segment cars, addressing the needs of both Volvo Cars and Geely Auto. CEVT covers vital aspects of passenger car development – from the joint architecture, to power train and drive line components, to top hat engineering as well as the vehicles’ exterior design. The modular strategy will deliver on the premium aspects that Volvo Cars requires, as well as on Geely Auto’s demands, in order to compete in the automotive market.

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Freiberg is located in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains). The research activities at FILK always focus on the requirements of the companies in the respective target branches and industries. Especially the innovation capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) shall be supported and strengthened with industry- and application-oriented research. As an industrial research institution, FILK contributes efficiently in this connection. The range reaches from publicly funded research projects in the pre-competitive basic and market-oriented research via branch-connecting cooperation projects and lastly targeted contract research.
Main research activities: Surface characteristics and tribology, Functional polymer coatings, Applied Collagen Research and Leather Technology
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​As a highly specialized company in the following areas: Noise quality, noise elimination, material pairings and touch haptics. We operate worldwide, in an extremely innovative environment. Our products and services have unique technical features that make us one of the leading global suppliers. Our portfolio of products and services is characterized by the fact that they: are leading edge and therefore offer unique technical features; are based on a very specialized and long-standing know-how, which only very few companies in the world possess at all; are anchored in test specifications and standards whenever possible and reasonable.
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​RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (RISE) is a Swedish state-owned research institute, collaborating together with universities, industry and the public sector to drive international competitive sustainable development and growth.RISE perform industry research and innovation as well as testing and certification. The research proposition of the Swedish government states that the overall objective for the RISE group research institutes is to be internationally competitive and work for sustainable growth in Sweden by strengthening industry competitiveness andrenewal.
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​FCC offers Contract Research, Software and Services for a broad range of industrial applications. Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of products and processes can boost technical development, improve efficiency and cut costs of both large and small businesses.
Since 2001 our highly skilled team of mathematicians and engineers has successfully solved problems for more than 160 clients. We combine consultancy services with innovative research and development based on a wide spectrum of competences.

Published: Thu 30 Jan 2020.