|Type||Publicly traded corporation|
|Traded as||OMX: ALIV SDB, NYSE: ALV|
|Key people||Jan Carlson (Chairman, President and CEO)|
|Products||Seatbelts, airbags, steering wheels, safety electronics, active safety products|
|Revenue||US $8.803 billion (2013)|
|Operating income||US $761 million (2013)|
|Profit||US $649 million (2013)|
|Total assets||US $6.983 billion (end 2013)|
|Total equity||US $4.004 billion (end 2013)|
|Employees||59,023 (Q3 2014)|
Autoliv is a Swedish-American company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, that in 1997 sprung from the merger of the Swedish company Autoliv AB and Morton Automotive Safety Products, Inc., a division of the American firm Morton International.
Autoliv develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures Autoliv has over 80 facilities with 59,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the company has 18 development and engineering centers in nine countries around the world, including 20 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. The company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange. As of June 2014, the company is valued at slightly upwards of ten billion US Dollars in the NYSE.
Autoliv's products fall into two broad categories, namely active safety and passive safety. Active safety products aim to actively monitor an automobile's immediate environment and state to calculate the best possible response should a potentially fatal situation arise. Active safety products manufactured by Autoliv include radar systems, vision systems, night vision systems, active seat belts, and brake controllers. In contrast, passive safety products are aimed at damage limitation after an accident has occurred. Passive safety products in the company's portfolio include airbags, seat belts, pedestrian protection, anti-whiplash, and child restraints. Autoliv's facilities, spread around the world, are involved in both the R&D phase and the manufacturing phase of these products. Inter-disciplinary elements drawn chiefly from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, systems engineering, and human factors engineering are often employed to design coherent products for the automotive industry.
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