Mack Trucks Plans to Invest $70 Million to Upgrade its Pennsylvania Manufacturing facility
Published On Apr 21, 2016
American truck manufacturing company, Mack Trucks is apparently planning to upgrade its Lehigh Valley Plant in Pennsylvania. Mack has set aside $70 million, which it will be infusing into the plant over the next three years. This move will help the company to improve quality of production and efficiency of the plant.
The company plans to expand the plant to 75,000-square-foot, which will enable the manufacturer to set up a new facility for producing IT systems and for conducting quality examinations on assembled vehicles. The expansion plan will also help Mack Trucks to improve its material handling and flow. On the other side, proposals have been made to shift the chassis assembly unit in Westport Axle, Breinigsville to Lehigh Valley Plant. Shifting of this facility will make it simpler for Mack Trucks to streamline entire manufacturing process.
In the year 2014, the American truck maker announced a $26 million upgrade plan, which included $12 million for new projects. These projects are expected to be completed in the next three years.
Commencing production in the year 1975, Mack’s Lehigh Valley facility currently manufactures all Mack trucks for North America. This one-million-square foot facility also assembles trucks for overseas markets.
Mack Trucks is currently one of the largest producers of heavy-duty trucks in North American region. The American truck maker also has a wide service and sales network in the region. Furthermore, it has a huge distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack Trucks is currently owned by Volvo Group, who is a global leader in producing construction equipment, heavy trucks, buses, and industrial engines.