A Mack Trucks factory in Queensland has returned to work after a four-week stand down, the company says. The plant in Wacol, a suburb of Brisbane, was temporarily shut down owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the supply chain and manufacture of necessary components.
Safety First & Foremost
“Key suppliers, both locally and overseas, have resumed the production and shipping of components over the last few weeks,” allowing the Wacol plant to return to building trucks, said Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Martin Merrick. At the same time, “the safety and well-being of our people comes first and foremost. As well as the social distancing and hygiene measures currently in place, additional precautions like employee temperature monitoring will also be mandatory.”
Getting Back To Work
“Over the last seven weeks we’ve seen the best of the Australian transport industry delivering essential goods, services, and people to their destinations in challenging circumstances,” Merrick says. “Our dealerships, parts distribution network, and workshops have been on hand to support those vehicles during that time. And now I am very pleased to see our ‘certified Australian Made’ Mack trucks begin rolling out of the factory doors once again.”