Volvo Penta Wins Marine-Industry Accolades for Innovations and Excellence

This week, Volvo Penta has been honored with multiple awards for its practices, products and people at the 2019 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition (IBEX) in Tampa, Fla. Honors include an IBEX Innovation Award, placement on Sounding Trade Only’s Most Innovative Companies list, and Mover & Shaker of the Year. 

Volvo Penta Wins Marine-Industry Accolades for Innovations and Excellence

At the IBEX Industry Breakfast on October 1, Volvo Penta was presented with an IBEX Innovation Award for its Next-Generation D4 and D6 Marine Propulsion Systems. The package was selected by a panel of expert marine journalists from Boating Writers International (BWI). The D4 and D6 propulsion systems have been re-engineered with redesigned engines, new sterndrive, updated IPS drive and a new Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) platform. The end result is a fully integrated package that delivers the ultimate boating experience

“When it comes to innovation, Volvo Penta never disappoints which is a lot like the reliability they provide to their customers on the water,” said IBEX Innovation Award judge Alan Wendt.

At the Soundings Trade Only 40th Anniversary Gala on September 30, Volvo Penta was recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies. Selected by Soundings Trade Only and AIM Marine Group editors, writers and publishers and chosen industry experts, the list of finalists are chosen for their roles in transforming the marine industry through use of new manufacturing processes, marketing approaches, technologies, products, purposes, direction, workforce and other initiatives. The full list will appear in the publication’s November issue.

In addition, Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, was named Mover & Shaker of the Year by Boating Industry magazine.

“The recognition garnered at IBEX is a testament of the innovative spirit that runs through our team at Volvo Penta and the partners without whom we wouldn’t be here,” said Huibers. “Our passion for the boating industry and the people who use our solutions is evident in all we do. I couldn’t be prouder of these accomplishments and of the direction we’re heading for the future.”

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Photo captions: IBEX Award-Winning Next-Generation D4 and D6 Marine Propulsion Systems from Volvo Penta; Group Shot of Volvo Penta Employees with IBEX Innovation Award; Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas

About Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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For further information, please contact:

Christine Carlson 
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 382 4084
E-mail: christine [dot] carlson [at] volvo [dot] com

Jim Rhode
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602
E-mail: jrhodes [at] rhodescomm [dot] com

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