As we just reported regarding the 35th anniversary of the start of operations at the Nissan casting plant in Melbourne, Australia still has a strong vehicle production industry.
Iveco also produces hundreds of trucks each year in Melbourne for the local market and export.
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While up in Brisbane, Volvo Group is churning out big numbers of Aussie-built Volvo and Mack Trucks.
Now comes a big production milestone for the Queensland-based operation – the production of its 60,000th truck.
On hand to celebrate the milestone was the Chair of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Geoff Crouch.
He says more Australians need to know about the strong truck manufacturing industry that Australia boasts.
“More than a thousand people work for Volvo Group here in Wacol, including engineers, factory workers and administrative staff,”
“Today is a great day for Volvo Group Australia. From the trucking industry to everyone here at Wacol – thank you for helping us deliver the goods for Australia.”
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