Australian Makers | Volvo & Mack Trucks

Australian Makers | Volvo & Mack Trucks


Since 1972 we have produced 65,000
trucks here, at our factory in Wacol, Brisbane and that is a milestone
that we are extremely proud of. I’m Martin Merrick,
I’m the President and CEO
of Volvo Group Australia
Australia is the ultimate testing-ground
for trucks. Heavier loads, longer
distances and extreme temperatures. We
are an Australian company that build
Australian trucks for Australian
conditions.
Fifty local engineers design and build
trucks that are unique for the Australian
conditions but individually tailored to
each customer needs.
What really makes us unique is a local base with engineering,
purchasing and manufacturing.
People are sometimes surprised to hear
that we
manufacture Volvo and Mack trucks here
in Australia and at the same time
they’re also surprised to hear that
we more than assemble trucks here… we
actually build trucks, manufacture trucks
which is what we say is a full part-number
factory, which means that we use the
local supply chain with approximately 90
local suppliers.
We design, manufacture, and build trucks here.

The Australian Made logo is iconic
and it delivers a powerful message.
We have to go through an extremely robust third-party accreditation
to achieve this fantastic certification.
Manufacturing our trucks here in Australia really does give us an advantage.
End to end we can see the full customer journey.
We have the skills and
resources here in our local base.
And speaking to our customers, they are
extremely proud to buy Australian Made

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