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August 3, 2019

Volvo Philippines Shows "Omtanke" by Supporting Annual NordCham Crayfish Party

Once again, the Swedish carmaker Volvo, through its official Philippine dealer and distributor, Viking Cars, Incorporated, supports the annual Crayfish Party organized by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. This annual event will be held at the magnificent Sofitel Philippine Plaza with the aim to continue its support for the Chosen Children Foundation.

Over the last four years, the event has raised 1.4 million pesos which has been used for the daily operations of the facility and improving the quality of life of the children. The Chosen Children Village is the foundation’s haven that provides a home environment and care facility for physically and mentally-challenged children.

Tickets are available at P 3,900 per person and at P 72,000 for a table of 20 guests for the event which is slated at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent on September 14, 2019. The evening will be filled with a smorgasbord of festivities that includes gastronomic delights, lively entertainment, and warm camaraderie. Guests can also opt to spend the weekend at any of the well-appointed rooms and suites at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for special room rates.

Aside from the Scandinavian connection, crayfish and cars may seem to be an odd combination. However, this seemingly unlikely pairing actually led to the creation of Volvo about a century ago.

Volvo founders Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabrielsson discussed the possibilities of making the first Swedish car over crayfish at Sturehof restaurant on that fateful day in August 1924. Three years later, the ÖV4 was born and the rest, is history.

Since then, Volvo has been breaking barriers. From life-saving innovations that the world now enjoys, such as the 3-point seatbelt, it forges ahead as a leader in the global automotive industry with autonomous drive, electrification, and of course, safety technology.

Still focused on the company’s three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment, Volvo continues to innovate for people. Making people’s lives easier, safer and better is something that comes naturally to this people-centric company. That is why Volvo continues to design cars that put people first.

At Volvo Cars, consideration for others is paramount. Volvo supports a culture of openness, integrity, and accountability. They are influenced by Omtanke, a Swedish word that means “caring” and “consideration”, but also importantly “to think again”.

Omtanke summarizes Volvo’s way of protecting what’s important to people. It is at the core of their business and works hand-in-hand with sustainability that goes beyond the cars and operations and into society. This is the reason behind the promise of having electric cars making up 50 percent of Volvo sales by 2025. This 2019, Volvo enthusiasts can now enjoy driving Volvo’s Plug-in Hybrids with the S90, XC60, and XC90 T8 Twin Engine. The introduction of more environment-conscious yet still powerfully dynamic alternatives marks the start of Volvo’s electric future that keeps people, and the world they live in, in mind.

It is the same philosophy that drives Volvo Philippines to support NordCham, the embassy of Sweden, and Chosen Children Foundation for over four years now. Volvo PH sees the value in helping people to be the best version of themselves and Volvo is proud to be a vehicle for positive change to happen.

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