In the late 1950’s a couple of adventurous truck drivers visited Kenworth’s factory in America and, before long, fully built Kenworths were being imported to Australia.

What was so special about these trucks was that they were not being produced on a mass assembly line. Instead, each one was being custom-engineered to individual specifications. In 1970 a Kenworth manufacturing plant opened in Bayswater, Victoria and in March 1971 the first Australian-made Kenworth came off the line.