Booth Transport accepts milestone Kenworth T610SAR

Booth Transport representatives accept keys to Kenworth T610SAR in Bayswater.

Booth Transport yesterday was presented with the 80,000th Australian-designed and -built Kenworth in a handover ceremony.

Representatives from the bulk food and container carrier were on hand at the Kenworth DAF Bayswater Plant in Melbourne to accept the key to a new Kenworth T610SAR.

Booth Transport Director, Peter Booth, and CEO, Nathan Falconer, were both present at the celebration that took place 52 years after Kenworth began manufacturing its heavy-duty trucks in the suburb of Bayswater.

PACCAR Australia Managing Director, Damian Smethurst, said it was an honour for Kenworth to have partnered with the fourth generation company of Booth’s ilk for more than 25 years.

“Eighty thousand trucks gives us another significant milestone to celebrate, one which we are immensely proud of,” he said.

“Though we also celebrate what happens every day. Every single customer whose truck comes down the line at Bayswater gets the same detail and care as even our largest customers — every single one of our trucks is going to have a life and a history,” continued Smethhurst.

“Each one of our customers contributes to us achieving these great milestones and each one of the latest 10,000 trucks since we celebrated 70,000 in March 2021 represents the growth of our business and the strength of our product.”

Smethhurst said Kenworth trucks are built for the environment in which they operate, setting it apart from any other brand.

“We thank many of our local supply partners, many of whom have worked with us for decades, that have enabled us to build every single Kenworth truck, all 80,000 of them. We demand the highest level of quality and service from our suppliers and they continue to deliver for us, so we can continue to deliver to our customers,” he said.

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