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PACCAR Australia awarded Employer of the Year

The Victorian Training Awards 2018 has named commercial vehicle manufacturer PACCAR Australia the Employer of the Year.

The event, which was held at Palladium in Melbourne’s Crown Casino last weekend, saw Tom Cooper, PACCAR Australia Operations Director accept the award.

He said it was important recognition for valued employees, suppliers and dealers as they continued to deliver the best products for customers

“This acknowledgement is testament to their commitment to their work, the company and the customers and it’s gratifying to be regarded as an exemplary employer,” he said.

“At PACCAR Australia we strive for quality in the products and services we provide. In order to achieve this, we need excellent people. We attract highly talented people and also provide our staff with the necessary tools, training and development to excel.”

Now in its 64th year the awards celebrate the achievements of vocational education students, teachers and trainers and the businesses who deliver innovative training across Victoria.

The recognition follows PACCAR’s recent announcement that by 2021 it will double the size of its Bayswater plant where it manufacturers Kenworth trucks and assembles DAF commercial vehicles.

According to Cooper PACCAR doubled its workforce to accommodate the demand for Kenworth product while maintaining its safety protocols as it assimilated new employees into the company.

“This was challenging, but prior training for our existing employees over previous years allowed us to spread the load, so all our new employees were appropriately mentored and monitored,” he said.

“This is one of Victoria’s great manufacturing success stories,” said Ben Carroll, Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment.

(Image: Ben Carroll, Minister for Industry and Employment and Tom Cooper, PACCAR Australia).

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