Volvo Group Australia has announced it has  restarted its production after a four week shutdown at its Wacol plant in Brisbane as a result of supply chain disruption.

Work recommenced at Wacol factory on the 11th May after the four week temporary stand down of the group’s truck operations facility was implemented due to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe and the subsequent disruption to shipping and component manufacture.

“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,” said Martin Merrick, president and CEO of VGA.

“The safety and well-being of our people comes first and foremost, as well as the social distancing and hygiene measures currently in place, additional precautions like employee temperature monitoring will also be mandatory,” Merrick continued

“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.”

“Our dealerships, parts distribution network and workshops have been on hand to support those vehicles during that time.”  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,”  he added