Wacol front entrance

Who We Are

Built by people. Australia’s largest heavy vehicle manufacturing powerhouse.

Our team comprises over 600 colleagues, from over 40 different nationalities.

We build trucks for the Australian market, and also for New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

We leverage global common architecture and shared technology to design trucks that boast the latest innovations, whilst being built to withstand the unique Australian conditions.The sole truck manufacturer to have been awarded the prestigious Australian Made certification. We support local suppliers and enable our customers to be leaders in their field. 

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Wacol Quick Facts

Over 70%

customisation for both brands


years average service by employees

3000 +

trucks completed per year

Key Points in Wacol's History
Old image of Wacol's site

1972 Volvo Trucks first established a production facility in 1972, building heavy duty trucks in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland.

2002 Mack is integrated into the factory. Australia becomes one of the only factories producing both Mack and Volvo under the same roof.

2014 Axle assembly is insourced to ensure quality and delivery

2017 The factory receives Australia Made certification due to the high level of locally made components.

Built by People

We embrace a culture of career development, skill development opportunities, and internal staff progression to create the managers of tomorrow.

Our team is diverse - we have over 40 different nationalities and a range of different roles and skills required.

We are one Volvo team.


Contact Elizabeth Penny, Communications Coordinator, Wacol Plant at elizabeth [dot] penny [at] volvo [dot] com