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1972 Volvo Trucks first establishes a production facility, building heavy duty trucks in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland
1994 Volvo Truck production reaches over 1,000 trucks during the year
2002 Mack Trucks assembly is integrated into the Wacol factory, becoming the only plant to build both Mack and Volvo under the same roof
2006 Australia launches the Volvo Globetrotter XXL cab; designed and engineered in Australia for local conditions. The official opening of a Training Centre at Wacol Plant
2010 Inauguration of the Offline Process Building, complete with rolling road test cell from Sweden
2013 Wacol Plant introduces its first and only robot, used to apply the glue to the Volvo windscreens. Mack celebrates 50 years of local operation and assembly
2014 Introduction of new lean axle assembly line
2015 The most expensive Mack Truck in the world is produced at Wacol Plant, a highly customized truck released to the Sultan of Johor
2017 The factory receives Australian Made certification due to the high level of local suppliers and components. The 60,000th Australian built truck is celebrated
2019 Mack celebrates 100 years in Australia with limited edition 100 years trucks released
2020 Volvo launches complete new product range, the biggest launch in Volvo history and production of the all-new range begins at Wacol Plant
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, Employee Communications Manager, Wacol Plant at firstname.lastname@example.org