Last week's proposed $6.45 billion acquisition of Volvo Cars by Ford Motor Co., largely hailed as a shrewd move for the world's No.2 automaker in its aim to become a major force in the luxury car market, does have its detractors. Among them are Volvo's Swedish suppliers, which say they are too small to land contracts with such a large company. An estimated “60% of Volvo's suppliers will have a problem servicing Ford,” says Lars Holmqvist, director of the suppliers' organization in ...

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