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Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more

Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more
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Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more

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Episodes

102. Meet Niclas Anderson Director for Supplier quality at CEVT

10/14/2019
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Niclas Anderson is Director for Supplier quality for Volvos and Lynk&Co’s small platform, CMA. His workplace is CEVT in Gothenburg and his job is to secure the quality for all components within the region of Europe. But the success of his work is depending on that he can work together with people from China and Europe and from Geely and Volvo and suppliers from all over the world. We talk about what the challenges are and what opportunity this gives him in his daily work. Welcome to...

Duration:00:29:04

101. LABS - where innovations are born

7/10/2019
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I meet two of the co-workers at Volvo Cars innovation lab in a cool office in the city centre of Gothenburg earlier this spring. It was Lotta Ahlberg and old friend with a mixed history from Volvo Cars from Innovation support and Ergonomics and Paul Aston a fresh Volvo employee with a background as tech designer with a lot of experience from the non-automotive business. LABS has been in operation for less then two years and they have a mission to innovate new business for Volvo cars. Some...

Duration:00:28:38

100. Anniversary - All about culture!

6/26/2019
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Welcome to celebrate the one hundred episodes of this podcast. We recorded it in front of a live audience for the first time. Anna Margitin, Board member of Volvo Car group and union leader was co-host for this anniversary. Culture was on the agenda and we had a very interesting guest on board; Lex Kerssemakers SVP and responsible for Direct Consumer Business at Volvo Car. He is a passionate advocate of a strong company culture and has recently been out in social media in this matter. And as...

Duration:00:33:52

99. "Mr Geely design" - Peter Horbury

5/24/2019
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Peter Horbury is more or less synonym with Geely Design that started as a seed six years ago with less than 10 people. They have now grown to a global design organisation present on three different continents with more than 900 employees. Peter and I meet at his office in Lindholmen, Gothenburg and spoke about the incredible success for Geely Auto and the part that Design has played. Geely Design is now responsible for the design of next generation Lotus cars and this is sort of dream...

Duration:00:28:11

98. Volvo Cars future featuring CEO Håkan Samuelsson

5/9/2019
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Håkan Samuelsson is a recurring guest in Garaget. This time we talk about the challenges in today’s tougher business environment and how to meet them in a constructive way. He wants to stimulate job rotation and use the potential in all employees in order to increase efficiency. More focus to group around a challenge and a mission and less on boxes and a firm organization. Håkan is also convinced that Volvo need new ways to reach consumers but that today’s retailers has to be part of the new...

Duration:00:29:36

97. Polestar’s fascinating future, featuring Thomas Ingenlath

4/4/2019
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Thomas Ingenlath is the CEO and the incarnation of Polestar, the new car brand in the Geely group. We meet in Polestars new office “The cube” in Torslanda Gothenburg a bright Saturday morning and had a very relaxed talk about where Polestar is today and where the company is heading for the future. It’s a new company with a new unique culture but with very close bonds with its parent’s Volvo Cars and Geely. Polestar just launched its second car Polestar 2 that is a pure electric car with...

Duration:00:31:41

96. Carl-Peter Forster, a legendary car profile

3/20/2019
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In this episode you will meet Carl-Peter Forster. He has an impressing experience and CV from more than 30 years in the car business. He has worked for BMW, has been the president for GM-Europe, CEO for the Tata-group including Jaguar and Land Rover and much more. He has also been a member of Volvo Cars Board more since early 2013 and is now leaving that position. He share his thoughts about what made the turn around of Volvo Cars possible and how to meet future challenges. He praise the...

Duration:00:29:22

95. MobilityXlab-Where startup's meet big cooperation’s

3/8/2019
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In this episode you will meet the director for MobilityXlab Katarina Brud. MobilityXlab is situated in the heart of the mobility cluster in Lindholmen Gothenburg and is a place where tech startups can accelerate their development by accessing competence from leading mobility experts. MobilityXlab was launched during the fall 2017 and the partners is CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group & Zenuity. The initiative is hosted by Lindholmen Science Park. Welcome to Garaget...

Duration:00:26:13

94. Geely Innovation Centre featuring Project Executive Gang Wei

1/25/2019
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In this episode you will meet Gang Wei. Hi is responsible for the new Geely Innovation Center that is under construction in Gothenburg. This innovation centre will be a landmark in the middle of the mobility cluster at Lindholmen in Gothenburg with room for more than three thousand engineers, designers and researchers and innovators when its ready 2022. Listen to Gang and his vision and thoughts about this exciting project that invites start-ups and innovators to join Geely’s journey to be...

Duration:00:29:52

93. The exciting story about CEVT featuring the CEO Mats Fägerhag

1/11/2019
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Welcome to Garaget International. In this episode you will meet Mats Fägerhag CEO in CEVT, China Euro Vehicle Tecnology, owned by the Chinese company Geely, the same company that owns Volvo Cars since 2010. CEVT is a rather new automotive engineering company with it’s base in the heart of the mobility cluster at Lindholmen in Gotheburg, today with more then 2000 employees. CEVT has made an incredible journey since the start 2013 and Mats freely share his experience trough the last five...

Duration:00:38:57

92. The story behind Lynk & Co featuring Alain Visser

11/12/2018
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Alain Visser is the CEO of Lynk & Co. We meet at his office in Lindholmen, Gothenburg earlier this fall and talked about what it takes to create an entirely new Car brand. Lynk & Co is a very special brand with huge ambitions. The first models have already meet buyers in China and they will probably sell nearly 150 000 cars already 2018 and the ambition is to sell half a million cars already 2020. And the demand is huge from customer. The plan is then to expand and offer a new type of...

Duration:00:28:17

91. Einar Gudmundsson and the revolution at the dealer Rejmes

10/4/2018
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Einar Gudmundsson and the revolution at the dealer Rejmes Einar was appointed CEO at Rejmes five years ago and since then the company has made an unbelievable journey from worse to best in class in a lot of different aspects. Rejmes is now number one dealer in Sweden in most of the customers surveys that Volvo Cars runs to measure customer satisfaction. We talk about this journey and what the drivers are. A main reason is that management has focused on supporting all the employees in their...

Duration:00:30:22

90. Summer special - Xiaolin Yuan head of Volvo Asia Pacific

7/25/2018
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Summer special - Xiaolin Yuan head of Volvo Asia Pacific Xiaolin was appointed Senior vice president of the market area Volvo Asia Pacific in February 2017. It includes China that is the largest single market of Volvo Cars today. We talk about the reasons of the rapid growth for Volvo in China and especially what challenges Volvo Cars meet. We also talk about the Volvo culture and what Xiaolin learned during his stay at Volvo Headquarter in Göteborg when he held the position as head of...

Duration:00:49:49

89. Care by Volvo featuring Patrik Illerstig

6/28/2018
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Care by Volvo featuring Patrik Illerstig Care by Volvo is a new way to address the need and wish for hassle free car ownership and mobility. The concept was launched a year ago and since February this year Patrik Illerstig joined Volvo as the CEO in order to boost the concept. Patrik came with a lot of experience from E-commerce and joined our company after looking for a really challenge, a company with sound values and a word class company. And the choice fell on Volvo Cars. The concept...

Duration:00:36:43

88. The Agile transformation

6/13/2018
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The Agile transformation Volvo Cars is just in the middle of a dramatic change in how we work together. We call it the Agile transformation and is about a fundamental change in how we interact with one another. The Agile methodology is valid when we develop anything from a new software to an entire new car. In this episode you will meet Anna Sandberg and Magnus Lindh, that are deeply involved in supporting this change. They both believe that Agile work methods drastically can increase the...

Duration:00:30:49

87. Emelie Emanuelsson a true womengineer

5/22/2018
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Emelie Emanuelsson a true womengineer Emelie is one of two founders of the organization Womengineer. Their goal is that 2030 50% of all graduated engineers in Sweden should be women. They believe in that the reason why women is still a minority at the technical university’s in Sweden is because lack of information to possible girl candidates. Emelie is an employee at Volvo Cars since 2015 and holds a position as product owner for clean air quality and enjoy her work and find it extremely...

Duration:00:27:04

86. Meet Shahbaz Kahn - traffic general in Goteborg

5/8/2018
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Meet Shahbaz Kahn - traffic general in Goteborg Shahbaz is newly appointed chairman of the Traffic board of Goteborg. We have an intense discussion in Goteborg about the new train tunnel “the west link” and that discussion is something that we handle. But most important is how the world leading mobility cluster in Goteborg that has rapidly developed the last 10 years can collaborate with the city and the academy to strengthen all parties. The city is already a test arena for new...

Duration:00:39:53

85. Meet Håkan Samuelsson, CEO at Volvo Cars

4/9/2018
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Meet Håkan Samuelsson, CEO at Volvo Cars Volvo Cars had a great 2017 and a fantastic start of 2018 with lots of great achievements and awards. Håkan’s view is that this has created a sound self-confidence in the whole company that also is necessary in order to move forward. But we cannot lean back on old victories. Håkan introduce a new idea of an organisation that builds on a clear vision and mission but without all detailed roles and hierarchies. An organisation that organize itself and...

Duration:00:37:25

84. Meet Hanna Fager, head of HR at Volvo Cars

4/3/2018
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Meet Hanna Fager, head of HR at Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is going through a dramatic transformation and that put a lot of challenges on all of our employees including the head of HR. The company has doubled the number of employees since 2008 and we need to focus on what is important. Hanna look on 2018 as a year when we need to consolidate what has been achieved the last years and to find new way to “group around a challenge” and leave the bureaucracy behind. We need to develop our leadership...

Duration:00:40:50

83. Meet Martina Buchhauser Volvos new head of Procurement

3/21/2018
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Meet Martina Buchhauser Volvo Cars new head of Procurement Martina is new Senior Vice President for Procurement at Volvo Cars since October 2017. She has a background from GM both in the US and in Germany and the last years from BMW. She has made a flying start with a rapid reorganization, focusing in early involvement from procurement from the start in the development process in order to get the best supplier on board as early as possible. She wants to establish a true global procurement...

Duration:00:47:00