PACCAR Australia’s supply chain comprises approximately 70 Australian suppliers located across nearly 300 local sites, the majority are Australian-owned companies located in the Melbourne region.

Local suppliers provide a wide range of critical components: complex electrical harnesses, large fibreglass components, interior trim systems, fabricated/machined/welded metal components, radiator and charge air cooling packages, as well as paints and paint materials.
Depending on the model and specification, a Kenworth truck comprises around 60 percent Australian-owned resources. Sustainability of the local supply base is continually improved through:
  • Implementation of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Investment in the latest machine tool technology and coordinate measuring equipment
  • Carrying out Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Adopting the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and
  • Training in Six Sigma problem solving and process improvement methodologies