PACCAR Australia has a proud 50-year history of manufacturing and selling trucks and related services and parts in Australia. From its inception in 1966, to the production of the 50,000th Kenworth truck in 2013, to the importing and selling of the multi-award winning DAF Trucks, all supported and complemented by PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Financial and most recently PacLease, the company has celebrated a number of significant milestones. By taking the best practices in product and service development from PACCAR Inc. and, not just adapting them for the local market but reengineering them to suit the unique Australian conditions, PACCAR Australia has been awarded a range of accolades for its commitment to Australian manufacturing, its employees and innovation.
PACCAR Australia’s products are sold through an independent and extensive dealer network, which is strategically located across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
A vibrant and exciting business, PACCAR Australia offers great opportunities for long and successful careers. Starting with a comprehensive induction program, the range of paths our employees can take is extensive. The benefits of working at PACCAR Australia include wide-ranging training options, on-site cafe, free parking and opportunities for advancement in all areas of the business.
In 1905 William Pigott Snr founded Seattle Car MFg Co, which later merged with Twohy Brothers to become Pacific Car and Foundry Company. More than 110 years later PACCAR Inc. is now one of the world’s largest companies with more than 23,000 employees, and multiple manufacturing sites and offices around the world. PACCAR was recognised as a technology leader in InformationWeek magazine’s ‘2015 Elite 100 Companies’.
The PACCAR dealer network for Kenworth and DAF trucks is one of the strongest in Australia, comprising factory-trained, experienced technicians who have access to modern facilities, diagnostic equipment and specialist tooling. Offering a wide range of services from truck cleaning to total overhauls, your local Kenworth and DAF dealership has the specialist equipment, skills and expertise to look after you and your truck.
All PACCAR engines are designed to offer the highest standards of economy, reliability and durability. PACCAR Engines are cleaner and deliver high power and torque at low engine speeds. The outstanding quality of the current range of PACCAR engines is a reflection of over 50 years experience that PACCAR has accumulated in the development and production of its own engines.