UD Trucks Australia celebrates 50th anniversary

UD Trucks Australia

With 2023 marking 50 years of Australian operation, UD Trucks Australia is reflecting on its decades of progress and innovation while looking ahead to the next 50 years and beyond.

The UD CK40 was the first model to hit Australia’s roads in 1973, and the next few decades would see countless innovations follow.

These included the ESCOT Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT), the world’s first commercialised radar laser collision prevention system, and the world’s first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.

With UD’s latest products being launched in Australia – and on display at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show, it is a clear sign that UD’s strong history and drive to innovate is continuing.

“Not only will we have our new 8L Quon Agitator with ESCOT AMT on the stand, but we will also be launching new advanced safety features and an enhanced 11L engine,” said UD Trucks Australia Vice President, Lauren Pulitano.

Down at the South Bank Truck Festival, the new Quon CG 8×4 16-pallet, extra-long wheelbase vehicle will also be on display.

The UD brand is also gearing up to take over King George Square in Brisbane CBD where it will showcase a brand activation to celebrate its 50-year milestone.

“We are so proud to be celebrating our 50 years here in Australia during this year’s Truck Show,” said Pulitano.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our customers, dealers and partners for supporting us on this journey, and we thank them for making 50 years in Australia possible.

“It is an incredibly exciting time be leading a brand here in Australia that has an ambition not to just make better products for our industry, but to make the industry better through its products.”

In other news, Countrywide Hydrogen has announced a joint cooperation agreement with 7R Logistics/Blu Logistics (7R) to promote the use of green hydrogen in heavy vehicles in Tasmania.

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