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Volvo resumes truck production at Wacol

Work has recommenced at Volvo Group Australia's factory in Wacol, Queensland, after a four-week shutdown as a result of supply chain disruption.

The Wacol plant resumes production effective 11 May.

The four-week temporary stand down of VGA’s Group Trucks Operations facility was implemented, according to Volvo, due to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe and the subsequent disruption to shipping and component manufacture.

“Key suppliers, both locally and overseas have resumed the production and shipping of components over the last few weeks and I'm delighted to see work resume at our world class factory,” said Volvo Group Australia President and CEO, Martin Merrick.

“The safety and wellbeing of our people comes first and foremost.

“As well the social distancing and hygiene measures currently in place, additional precautions like employee temperature monitoring will also be mandatory.

“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.

“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' Volvo and Mack trucks begin rolling out of the factory doors once again," he said.

In other news, KIM Haulage specialises in the transport of bulk materials using a modern fleet of Macks and Volvos coupled to some innovative trailing combinations under the Performance-Based Standards (PBS) scheme.

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