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Australian Makers | Volvo & Mack Trucks

Meet Martin Merrick, President & CEO of Volvo Group Australia, the country’s largest automotive manufacturer, producing heavy duty trucks. Volvo Group’s Australian manufacturing story began in 1972 when the business first established their production facility building trucks in Wacol, Queensland. This facility is now responsible for the manufacture of both Volvo and Mack Trucks. Their team now consists of approximately 1500 people of 40 different nationalities and supports a supply chain of over 90 local businesses.

Volvo Trucks is renowned for their reliability and are underpinned by three core values: quality, safety and environmental care. Several Volvo models are designed and built here in Australia specifically for Australian conditions. In 2001 Mack trucks were integrated into the Wacol factory. Mack have been driving Australia forward for 100 years and their heavy-duty vehicles are custom-made with the durability and strength to conquer the tough roads and harsh environmental conditions familiar to Australian long-haul drivers.