ATA commends Volvo’s local manufacturing milestone


(L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today. (L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today. (L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today.
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(L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today. (L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today. (L-R) Mitch Peden, Ben Maguire, Geoff Crouch and Peter Voorhoeve at the celebratory event in Queensland today.

Company president Voorhoeve celebrates the production of the 60,000th truck with Crouch and Maguire

 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) joined the team of Volvo Group Australia at its Wacol factory to mark the production of 60,000 locally-manufactured trucks.

ATA chairman Geoff Crouch and CEO Ben Maguire were with Volvo Group Australia president and CEO Peter Voorhoeve, Volvo Trucks Australia vice president Mitch Peden, Australian Made CEO Ian Harrison and other guests to celebrate the milestone today.

Crouch says more people should learn about the company’s achievement as many Australians are currently unaware of the "substantial" local truck manufacturing industry despite a decline in domestic car manufacturing.

"More than a thousand people work for Volvo Group here in Wacol, including engineers, factory workers and administrative staff," Crouch says.

"They build Australian trucks under the Australian Design Rules for Australian businesses."

Maguire congratulates Voorhoeve and the Volvo Australia team for their success in the Australian manufacturing industry.

The 60,000th truck will become ATA’s new Safety Truck as part of the Volvo Foundation sponsorship that dates back to 1991.

"Volvo Trucks is known for its commitment to safety, and has continued that commitment through its long and generous sponsorship of the ATA," Crouch says.

"Volvo Trucks’ own safety campaign, Stop Look Wave, aims to keep young children safe around traffic.

"And the Volvo ATA Safety Truck travels across Australia to educate 18-25 year old car drivers about how to share the road safely with trucks.

"Sadly, seven out of ten accidents between trucks and cars are due to mistakes by car drivers, so it is a critical safety campaign.

"Today is a great day for Volvo Group Australia.

"From the trucking industry to everyone here at Wacol – thank you for helping us deliver the goods for Australia."

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