Anders Gustafsson is chief of new EMEA division for Volvo Cars

Article by Christian A., on March 31, 2015

Volvo Cars has named Anders Gustafsson as chief of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) unit, which will one of three global business regions that the carmaker has created along with the Americas and Asia. Volvo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement that the carmaker plans a significant volume increase in the medium term, thus the need for a market-focused management structure.

Gustafsson has been chief of Volvo’s operations in Sweden since 2009 and was CEO of the Hertz car rental company in the country. He is a director of Volvo’s finance bank.

On the other hand, the Americas region – covering North America and South America -- will be headed by Lex Kerssemakers, the carmaker’s former chief of product strategy and vehicle line management.

The Asia region, meanwhile, will include China and other fast-growing regional markets in Asia and will be led by Lars Danielson. According to Volvo, all three regional senior vice presidents will carry full operational responsibility for their region.

Samuelsson said in a statement that the new structure will bring Volvo closer to its markets and allow it to react faster to the needs of individual markets and regions. Volvo saw its global sales in 2014 jump 8.9 percent to 465,866 cars, led by an 11-percent gain in western Europe volume to 218,567 units.

The Western Europe figure was boosted by strong demand in the UK (26 percent) and Germany (18 percent), as well as in Sweden (17 percent). The carmaker logged a 33-percent surge in sales in China to 61,146 units. It, however, posted a 7.9-percent drop in deliveres in the United States to 61,233 units.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: volvo

Comments

Recommended

The Bentley Bentayga is set to participate in the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that is slated to take place on June 24th in Colorado. The automaker’s motorsport department...
by - January 19, 2018
Infiniti will commence sales of the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 in the spring, with a starting price of $36,550. But before the big launch, Infiniti has introduced a new reservation...
by - January 18, 2018
BMW fans may be surprised with what the car manufacturer’s boss Robert Irlinger said in a recent interview with Autocar during a recent media meeting. And this is the fact...
by - January 18, 2018
Currently, there aren’t any Lexus convertibles out in the market, but it seems like it won’t be too long until we see one again. This is because Toyota’s premium brand...
by - January 18, 2018
Hyundai revealed to the press that it doesn’t plan on breaking any kind of top speed records with its newest N performance line. That is because the brand mainly focuses...
by - January 18, 2018
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries