46. Volvo

Year Company Founded: 1927

Year Logo Introduced: 1927

Logo Designer: Karl-Erik Forsberg (1950)

Company Founders: Assar Gabrielsson, Gustaf Larson

When Volvo was reactivated by financial backer Svenska Kullagerfabriken in 1927, the company adopted the ancient chemical symbol for iron—a circle with an arrow pointing diagonally upwards to the right. The logotype was updated in 1959 by Karl-Erik Forsberg and is the same logo used today.

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