50 years of Australian Manufacturing

Volvo Group Australia have been manufacturing trucks in Wacol, Brisbane since 1972.

Volvo recognised early on the operating challenges that customers face in Australia – heavier loads, greater distances, and a climate ranging from the hot and dusty Outback, to the ice and snow of the mountains. Conditions that make trucks work harder than just about anywhere else in the world.

It’s for those reasons we started designing and building trucks in Australia - for Australian conditions and Australian customers. 50 years later, we haven’t looked back. Today our Wacol plant has built over 70,000 Australian Made trucks, employs over 800 people, and has over 100 local suppliers.

We are proud supporters of Australian manufacturing, and proud to be celebrating 50 years of our Wacol Plant.