Back to work at Volvo Group Australia


Four-week Covid-19 precautionary halt in Queensland ends

Back to work at Volvo Group Australia
VGA's Wacol factory

 

The cogs are turning again at Volvo Group Australia’s (VGA’s) Wacol truck production plant in Queensland after a four-week pandemic-spurred shutdown.

The four-week temporary stand down of operations came as a result of the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent supply chain disruption across shipping and component manufacture.

VGA CEO and president Martin Merrick reports 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," he adds.


How news broke of the Wacol production stoppage, here


"The safety and well-being 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."

VGA’s dealerships, parts distribution network and workshops have still been operational with ongoing social distancing and hygiene measures.

"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," Merrick adds.

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