RAM Trucks Australia has celebrated producing its 20,000th right-hand drive truck.
The milestone was achieved when a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 HEMI TRX in Hydro Blue was built at RAM Trucks Australia’s recently-expanded Melbourne Manufacturing Facility.
Carl Smiley, Chief Operating Officer, India & Asia Pacific at Stellantis, and Billy Hayes, Head of Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations, India and Asia Pacific at Stellantis, were both on hand to celebrate the milestone.
“RAM is one of our best known and strongest brands in the USA and I am really proud to see it here in Australia,” said Smiley.
“The Ateco Group are great partners to have in this project – the quality of right-hand drive trucks is testament to the teamwork between those on the ground here in Australia and those back in the US.”
This was Smiley’s first visit to RAM Trucks Australia’s manufacturing facility, enabling him to see first hand how the company is poised for further growth.
“We are committed to continued support for the Ateco Group and their RAM Trucks Australia business with further technical and engineering assistance,” he continued.
“With discussions around future product – including the recent RAM Revolution EV truck reveal – I’m confident the long-term arrangement will continue to innovate and elevate this partnership.”
The Ateco Group is the world’s only RAM-authorised manufacturer of right-hand drive RAM trucks. The relationship with RAM Trucks in the USA initially began in late 2013.
All RAM Trucks Australia vehicles are international-spec vehicles, uniquely coded for the Australian and New Zealand markets and the local build process.
RAM Trucks Australia is now the biggest vehicle manufacturer in Australia. With over 1,000 new parts on the DS, DT and heavy-duty models, there are significant local supply chain benefits of this fast-growing vehicle segment.