PACCAR Australia will again increase truck production at their Bayswater site. To support the increase and in a further boost to the local community, PACCAR Australia will expand its workforce, with recruitment currently underway for the factory and related departments at the Melbourne-based head office.
“Being a proud Australian manufacturer with a predominantly Australian supplier base means we are not suffering some of the constraints of overseas component supply. Australians are patriotic and are showing that supporting Australian manufacturing is important to them,’ said Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director, PACCAR Australia.
“I am proud of the dedication and enthusiasm shared by all PACCAR Australia employees, our dealers and suppliers in ensuring we keep delivering world class Kenworth and DAF trucks while adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing and maintaining health and safety standards.
“As we go into our 50th year of manufacturing Australian-made Kenworth trucks, we also celebrate the assembling of DAF trucks in Australia, having more than doubled the number of DAFs being produced in the plant since 2018. The increase in production provides a positive outlook for the future growth of both brands in Australia,” said Andrew.
The $40 million Bayswater site expansion is underway and is scheduled for completion in 2021.