LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2014) – Mack Trucks today unveiled a bold new brand identity during the 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG event in Las Vegas. The updated expression of the brand sends a strong message about the significant changes in the Mack Trucks organization, its products and customer support solutions.
A central element of the new brand expression is a sleeker, more modern logo, featuring the iconic Mack Bulldog symbol poised confidently above the Mack word mark, shining a light on elements that have always been core to the brand and present on the product. At the same time, the new mark is an expression of Mack’s present-day, forward-thinking approach to the heavy-duty truck industry and customer.
Mack’s purpose from day one has been to design products and services that enable and strengthen the essential bond between man and machine – to understand customers’ needs and equip them to overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis. That purpose was evident even before the tenacious performance of the Mack AC model in the trenches of World War I led British soldiers to give Mack its bulldog nickname. It’s a purpose that remains very much alive today. A new tagline, Born Ready, also unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, at once recognizes Mack’s long-standing role as a brand that can be counted on when things matter most, and celebrates that same character trait in the people Mack admires and does business with every day.
“We’re extremely proud of our 114-year legacy as the American truck you can count on,” said Stephen Roy, president, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “It gives us credibility in forging a very bright future for Mack, our dealers and our customers. We believe the refresh of our brand embodies what we’ve stood for in the past and continue to stand for today. We’re confident and passionate about our trucks and our customers. We have a great history, great momentum and the conviction that our best days are ahead of us. The brand work we’re rolling out here in Las Vegas clearly communicates the strong position Mack holds today.”
Since 2010, $64 million has been invested in the Hagerstown, Md. plant that produces all Mack engines and transmissions. Nearly $20 million has been invested over the same period in the Macungie, Pa. plant where all Mack trucks for North America and export are built. In 2012, $10 million was dedicated to the expansion of the technical center in Greensboro, N.C., the site of Mack product design, development and testing.
Millions of dollars have also been put into R&D, resulting in game-changing new products and services like the Mack® mDRIVE® automated manual transmission, Mack mRIDE spring suspension and Mack GuardDog® Connect, an integrated connected vehicle solution that proactively increases uptime.
Mack dealers have also been investing, with more than $300 million dedicated to new facilities, additional service bays, more service and parts employees, expanded hours of service, and more Master Technicians since 2010.
“We’ve got a very solid foundation,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “It’s time we told our story in a way that captures both the essence of the brand—what has always made Mack great—as well as all of the exciting things happening with Mack today. That’s really what the new work we’re debuting today is all about.”
Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $41.5 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.
SOURCE: Mack Trucks