Mack Trucks is an American company and one of North America’s biggest manufacturers of heavy duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions. Mack is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is a subsidiary of The Volvo Group.
Mack was established in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company. It produced its first truck in 1907. Mack was the first truck manufacturer to employ air cleaners and oil filters, which it began doing in 1918. Two years later Mack became the first company to fit trucks with power brakes.
These innovations set the tone for the next century, during which Mack emerged as one of the most successful and recognizable brands on the continent.
In 1990 Mack became a wholly owned subsidiary of Renault Trucks, a French commercial and military vehicle manufacturer. Eleven years later Renault was acquired by Volvo.
Today Mack trucks are sold and serviced in over 45 countries. All Mack trucks built for use in North America are produced in the Mack Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Pennsylvania. It also has factories in Australia and Venezuela.
Mack currently produces six models: Anthem, Pinnacle, Granite, Granite Medium Heavy Duty, LR and TerraPro.
Mack builds its own engines, transmissions, axles, suspensions and exhaust aftertreatment systems. The company also offers parts and comprehensive service, including factory overhauls.
“Every Mack truck delivers functional design, tough construction and reliable performance across a range of applications,” the company states. “So you can tackle any job, day in and day out. These are the machines that make you legendary.”