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