Packar celebrates 10 years of machine production in North America.
The company began planning machinery production at its Columbus, Mississippi plant in 2006, with the support of a team including Kenworth, Peterbuild and DAF to prepare the ground for the plant. Columbus was chosen for its proximity to transportation networks and its availability of talent.
A magnificent ceremony was held in 2007 to mark the beginning of the construction of this plant. To date, the plant has produced 250,000 MX-11 and MX-13 engines at a cost of US $ 400 million.
“The level of commitment that Packar engine plant employees have to their work and in their community is truly similar to that of the Peterbuild family and our customers. Managing Director and Vice President of Packer.
“The Packar engine plant and its wonderful, dedicated staff who have supported Kenworth Navy and truck users with the Packar MX engines for the past ten years,” said Kevin Bane, General Manager, Kenworth. And vice president of Packar . The plant has been instrumental in the development of Kenworth by supplying fuel efficient engines to our customers throughout the United States and Canada. ”