Auto Sueco -

Yngvar Poppe Jensen, a Norwegian from Haugesund, born in 1911, was a technical inspector for Volvo’s aftersales assistance who regularly travelled to Portugal and built a close friendship with Luiz Óscar Jervell. During one of his trips, the Second World War broke out causing the occupation of Norway - so the young technician was prevented from returning to his homeland. As such, the name Auto Sueco appeared for the first time on 1st April 1949, when the decision was taken to make the business autonomous. João Pinto de Freitas, Head of Accounting at that time, was nominated manager, having later taken on the role of Managing Director, also becoming a partner.