Monday 28th May 1962
Assar Gabrielsson (70), co-founder of Volvo cars died. He held a bachelor’s degree in economics and worked as a sales manager with bearing manufacturer SKF in Göteborg in the early 1900s. He was employed in 1916 by Björn Prytz at the sales department and was appointed sales manager for the entire SKF company group on June 20, 1922. He held that position until the new automobile company AB Volvo was founded as a subsidiary company within the SKF company group.