Mack Trucks becomes a
wholly owned subsidiary of
Renault Véhicules Industriels,
making the new company one
of the largest manufacturers
of heavy-duty diesel trucks in
North America. In 2001, the
company joins the Volvo Group.
The Renault Magnum is
launched. It is an instant hit with
truck drivers the world over and
wins International Truck of the
Year. The Magnum remains in
production until the launch of
the Renault Trucks T in 2013.
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The correct answers in #5 were: 1 C, 2 A, 3 C, 4 A, 5 A, 6 C.
After 27 years, Nelson
Mandela is released from
prison and talks on ending
apartheid in South Africa begin.
Volvo CE, at the time known as the VME Group, expands its
product range to include compact wheel loaders with the acquisition
of Zettelmeyer Baumaschinen GmbH. Its production facility in Konz,
Germany, is still part of Volvo CE today.
Construction crews on both
sides of the Channel Tunnel
between England and France
break through and meet,
forming the first land connection
between the two countries in
8,000 years. Within four years,
the tunnel is fully operational.
East Germany and West
Germany are reunited as the
nation of Germany, with Berlin
reinstated as its capital.
It is an important year in the
development of the internet,
Tim Berners-Lee develops
HyperText Markup Language
(HTML) while also publishing a
proposal for the creation of the
World Wide Web.
ILLUSTRATION: KEN NISS
WHAT YEAR IS IT?
It would prove to be a significant year for
both the Volvo Group and the world in
general. Can you guess which year it was
from these seven events?
Mack Trucks merchandise,