PACCAR is well known for its long history manufacturing prime mover and heavy rigid vehicles. However, there is an even earlier history you may not be aware of that ties in with the activities of the modern-day aftermarket area of the business, PACCAR Parts, which supply parts for all makes of trucks and trailers through their dealer network.
PACCAR has a proud history originally founded in the manufacture of towed platforms, namely rail carts. In 1905, William Pigott Senior founded Seattle Car Mfg. Co. to produce railway and logging equipment at its plant in West Seattle in the US. Three years later, Seattle Car Manufacturing Co. opened a modern railcar manufacturing plant in Renton. The company later merged with Twohy Brothers of Portland to become Pacific Car and Foundry Company, a name it retained for the next 55 years. At the height of WWII, the manufacturer focused on the heavy-duty truck market following the acquisition of Kenworth Motor Truck Company.
PACCAR would explore international opportunities and made history in Australia in 1966 when it opened an assembly plant near Melbourne. Over the years, the company continued to grow and develop innovations that were embraced by transport and logistics firms across Australia. Fast-forward to today, PACCAR Parts Australia has distributed trailer components for more than 30 years, stocking proprietary first fit parts as well as aftermarket equivalents from all market- leading brands.
The business also carries parts for all areas of the trailer, including TRP-branded trailer products, which are manufactured by ISO certified companies and represent excellent value at uncompromised quality.
“Despite the age, make or model of your trailer, our technical team at PACCAR Parts and our dealerships are highly skilled and experienced to meet your parts interpretation and service requirements,” says PACCAR Parts Australia Senior Product Manager, Rekha Mohan. “We have our own trailer parts catalogue which is an extensive compilation of trailer applications within Australia and is a useful resource for every workshop.”
The number of active part numbers in PACCAR Parts Australia’s trailer category is close to 6,000. The range includes the products from the industry-leading brands, such as BPW Transpec, SAF-Holland, Hendrickson, Fuwa K-Hitch, Stemco, Timken, SKF, JOST, Meritor, Ancra, Narva, Hella,Trail-Link and Air Brake Corporation to name a few.
The product categories that PACCAR Parts Australia offer to their customers cover everything a fleet needs to keep their trucks and trailers running. The exhaustive product range covers everything from axle and suspension, mechanical and air, wheel end and brake parts, fifth wheels, king pin, couplings, landing legs, grease distributors, mud flaps, load restraints, wheels to lighting, signage, wheel chocks, accessories, water tanks, curtain repair gear and toolboxes. “We run regular bi-monthly promotions on a variety of trailer products, backed by the leading brands,” Mohan says. “It really is a one-stop shop for all your truck and trailer needs at the most competitive prices. The products are available at 56 PACCAR Parts dealerships and TRP stores Australia-wide. To find your nearest dealer, visit paccarparts.com.au/find-a-dealer.”
PACCAR Parts Australia strives to deliver premium truck and trailer components along with high levels of customer service. With more than 250,000 available truck and trailer parts and accessories, an efficient inventory management system complemented by innovative warehousing technologies and a large dealer network, PACCAR Parts Australia has the trucking industry covered.