We build the Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX in our production facility in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland, for the demanding conditions that are unique to Australia and New Zealand. Our innovative trucks are a combination of global vision and local intelligence, and they have been designed to dramatically enhance your business productivity and competitiveness. The locally built Volvo trucks are certified with the ‘Australian Made’ logo, which means that we support local jobs and the economy.
Since 1972, we have produced more than 50,000 Volvo trucks at our production facility in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland. Today, it’s become Australia’s largest vehicle manufacturing powerhouse.
Volvo Trucks’ production facility in Wacol employs around 550 people directly in the production process and about 50 dedicated engineers. To keep the trucks rolling off the assembly line, around 90 local component suppliers are a vital part of the production flow. This equals even more local job opportunities.
Volvo Trucks knows that the operating challenges customers face in Australia and New Zealand are different than in other parts of the world. The loads are heavier, the distances greater – and a climate ranging from the hot and dusty Outback, to the ice and snow of the Snowy Mountains. In short, conditions that make trucks work harder than just about anywhere in the world.
The ‘Australian Made’ logo is administered by Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL), a not-for-profit public company established in 1999 by the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and the network of state and territory chambers of commerce, with the cooperation of the Federal Government.