RAM Truck Australia builds their 30,000 vehicle in Australia

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RAM Trucks Australia has announced they have just remanufactured their 30,000th vehicle at its Melbourne Manufacturing Facility – a RAM 1500 Big Horn.

The Billet Silver Crew Cab with 6’4” cargo tub marks a significant milestone in the RAM Trucks Australia journey, which began in 2014 with the RAM 2500 HD rolling off the production line. Since then, the brand has grown exponentially to offer what they say is the largest and most comprehensive range of full-size pick-up trucks in Australia.

What RAM has to say 

“30,000 vehicles is a significant carpark in anyone’s books – that its come about in a segment that didn’t exist a few years ago is testament to the hard work of everyone involved,” said Jeff Barber, General Manager of RAM Trucks Australia.


“From our partners in the US and Melbourne, to our dedicated dealer network in Australia and New Zealand, the RAM Trucks business proves that it’s possible to establish an OEM-level automotive manufacturing capability in Australia despite the closure of local automotive brands.

“The lead up to the End of Financial Year is always peak buying time for small to medium business owners, and this ‘Mates Rates’ finance offer is a compelling deal on the entry point to the RAM Trucks range.”

How the process works

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 and continues to innovate to deliver a no-compromise, full-size pick-up truck.

All RAM Trucks Australia vehicles are international-spec vehicles – delivered straight from the global RAM Trucks production line in the US – uniquely coded for the Australian and New Zealand markets and the local build process that takes place at the Melbourne Manufacturing Facility.

RAM Trucks Australia is also the biggest full-size pick-up truck manufacturer in Australia. With a significant parts warehouse and inventory, along with 73 dealers throughout Australia and New Zealand, there are substantial local supply chain benefits of this fast-growing vehicle segment.

Over 400 employees 

RAM Trucks Australia employs over 400 people and has two dedicated production lines in Clayton, Victoria, with the capacity to produce 50 vehicles per day. That’s pretty wild when you think about it! 


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