Competitive product portfolio

With the launch of the IPS, the drive system with forward-facing propellers, a completely new marine segment was created, where Volvo Penta is still the undisputed global leader and with the marine industry’s leading boat makers as customers.

With respect to industrial engines, Volvo Penta strengthened its position primarily in diesel-operated generator sets, but also in certain industrial segments for mobile applications.

The volumes in the total order book at September 30, 2011, were 16% lower than the year-earlier period.