Linfox takes delivery of first Australian-made Volvo fleet

Linfox has proudly taken delivery of the first locally manufactured Euro 6 prime movers from Volvo Group Australia.

This investment sees Linfox’s iconic fleet grow stronger with more than 100 new vehicles – made here in Australia to keep Australian customers and communities stocked with essential goods.

To mark the event, Linfox Logistics Executive Chairman, Peter Fox, Volvo Group Australia President and CEO, Martin Merrick and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz visited Volvo’s Brisbane manufacturing facility to see Linfox’s order emerge from the production line.

“Volvo’s new Australian-made Euro 6 vehicles combine local manufacturing expertise with our key commitments at Linfox – to act sustainably and lead in safety and compliance,” said Peter.

“Linfox and Volvo share a longstanding commitment to safe, efficient fleets that minimise our impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate.”

Linfox’s investment in sustainable vehicles has helped to significantly reduce its emissions over the past several years.

“If Linfox can introduce the highest level of emission control standards available globally, why wouldn’t we do it?” said Peter.

As a company that grew up in Australia, the authentically Australian story is a passionate one for the Linfox family, beginning in Melbourne in 1956 with just one truck.

“In more than six decades, we have proudly contributed to Australia’s economy by creating countless jobs and servicing communities and iconic businesses across the nation,” reflected Peter.

“Investing in Australian-made means the whole country benefits.”

Linfox continues to invest and grow stronger in Queensland, with the construction of its new distribution centre and state office in Willawong, Brisbane; investment in Far North Queensland rail operations, recent property purchases and support of local manufacturers such as Volvo Group in Southeast Queensland.

Next generation: James Fox (son of Linfox Australia Executive Chairman, Peter Fox) inspects the sustainable new Linfox fleet at Volvo’s Brisbane production facility during a recent visit.