3 February 2023 – Sydney, Australia
The milestones keep on coming, with RAM Trucks Australia producing its 20,000th right-hand drive truck.
This 20,000th truck – a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 HEMI® TRX in Hydro Blue – was built at RAM Trucks Australia’s recently-expanded Melbourne Manufacturing Facility.
Carl Smiley, Chief Operating Officer, India & Asia Pacific at Stellantis, and Billy Hayes, Head of Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations, India and Asia Pacific at Stellantis, were both on hand to celebrate the milestone.
“RAM is one of our best known and strongest brands in the USA and I am really proud to see it here in Australia,” said Mr Smiley.
“The Ateco Group are great partners to have in this project – the quality of right-hand drive trucks is testament to the teamwork between those on the ground here in Australia and those back in the US.”
This was Mr Smiley’s first visit to RAM Trucks Australia’s manufacturing facility, enabling him to see first hand how the company is poised for further growth.
“We are committed to continued support for the Ateco Group and their RAM Trucks Australia business with further technical and engineering assistance,” confirmed Mr Smiley.
“With discussions around future product – including the recent RAM Revolution EV truck reveal – I’m confident the long-term arrangement will continue to innovate and elevate this partnership.”
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 that leads in durability, technology, efficiency and luxury.
All RAM Trucks Australia vehicles are international-spec vehicles, uniquely coded for the Australian and New Zealand markets and the local build process.
RAM Trucks Australia is now the biggest vehicle manufacturer in Australia. With over 1,000 new parts on the DS, DT and heavy-duty models, there are significant local supply chain benefits of this fast-growing vehicle segment.
Australia’s biggest and best pick-up truck range starts with the RAM 1500 Express® Crew and Warlock models in the original DS variant, followed by the 1500 Laramie® and 1500 Limited in the recently launched DT model range, and the Heavy Duty 2500 Laramie® and Heavy Duty 3500 Laramie®.
Rounding out the most comprehensive range of official, RAM-authorised, fit-for-purpose full-size pick-up trucks in the country is the all-new RAM TRX®, a powerful new halo model for RAM Trucks Australia.
For further information:
RAM Trucks Australia / Ateco Group PR Consultant
T: +61 2 8577 8000
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Since its launch as a stand-alone division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2009, the RAM brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry. Creating a distinct identity for RAM has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. The brand continues to invest substantially in its hard-working products. To be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency, and durability. RAM invest substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines, and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.