The head office operations of three of Ford's Premier Automotive Group (PAG) companies are to move to a shared Sydney headquarters early next year.

Volvo Car Australia will move from its current Chatswood head office to the former Microsoft building in North Ryde, which it will share with the Australian operations of Land Rover and Jaguar.

A Volvo Australia spokesman said that move would keep the management and most of the operations separate, but obtain efficiencies and economies by sharing premises and common services, such as IT, office support, human resources and a technical training centre.

"It is important to note that while the companies will share some resources, they are distinctly different brands, which will continue to market highly individual products," the spokesman added.

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