The Strength of Mack Defense
Mack Defense, LLC (“Mack Defense”) is the North American Prime Systems Integrator for Government and defense programs for the Volvo Group, the world’s second largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and heavy-duty diesel engines, and the leading provider of heavy dump trucks in North America. A cornerstone of the heritage of Mack Trucks, Inc. (“Mack Trucks”) dates back to World War I, when thousands of Mack AC trucks were deployed to Europe.
Mack Defense is a subsidiary of Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack Trucks), and was formed to provide wheeled vehicle solutions to Federal and Ministerial level organizations globally. Mack Defense currently holds the US Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck contract and the Canadian Army Medium Support Vehicle System contract. Both efforts demanded the full integration of disparate components in order to deliver full capability to the respective Army.
As a prime systems integrator Mack Defense has extensive experience in not only providing the prime mover but the entire apparatus, ranging from troop carriers, wreckers, cranes, dump trucks, refuse, water/fuel tankers, trailers, load handling systems and container-based solutions. Being part of the Volvo Group Mack Defense is able to maximize the power of both the Group supply chain, service market logistics and the overall industrial organization.
Mack Defense leverages the global capabilities of its parent, Mack Trucks, Inc., the leading provider of heavy dump trucks in North America, the Volvo Group, and established and respected US industry suppliers. It provides high quality equipment, parts, and services to defense, federal, and security customers around the world. Mack Defense develops, evolves, and maintains high performance systems and platforms that meet or exceed demanding customer specifications, requirements, and schedules. Mack Defense delivers the best value solution to its customers through products and services that excel in the most demanding of conditions.
Figure 1 - Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck at the Mack Experience Center and Mack Defense’s
Headquarters in Allentown, PA
Mack Defense is a Limited Liability Company formed and wholly owned by Mack Trucks, Inc. The ultimate parent of Mack Defense is AB Volvo. Mack Defense has the corporate commitment of Mack Trucks and the Volvo Group, as well as the mandate to leverage the entire Volvo Group organization, to successfully perform on the Government programs. Recognizing the importance of strong management and clear communication to successfully execute all Program requirements, Mack Defense will:
- Commit the necessary resources to execute the Program in accordance with both the contract requirements and approved and validated managerial processes
- Ensure the implementation, direction, and supervision of a sound management plan
- Communicate consistently and continuously across teaming partners
Mack Defense files a consolidated federal tax return within Volvo Group North America which includes Mack Trucks, Inc. Mack Defense obtains corporate services and support from the Greensboro, NC, US headquarters of Mack Trucks, Inc. which include human resources, insurance, and payroll support. Mack Defense has onsite (Allentown, PA) IT and human resource personnel to support onsite efforts. Mack Defense also maintains onsite management, finance, sales, engineering, purchasing, and bid and proposal departments.
Commercially-Based & Configured from the World Leader in Heavy-Duty Class 8 Truck Optimization “It’s What We Do – Every Day”
Mack Trucks is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks engines and transmissions. Every Mack® truck built for the North American market is assembled at its Lehigh Valley Operations Center (LVO) in Macungie, PA and the engines are assembled in the Hagerstown, MD powertrain facility.
What differentiates Mack Trucks, Inc. from other heavy-duty truck manufacturers is the level of customization it provides to its customers. Over 80% of commercial Granite® trucks sold are built to customer-defined specifications. Mack Trucks’ flexibility in engineering and manufacturing provides each customer with a truck that meets customer-defined specifications. The Mack Trucks Customer Engineering Team (located at the Mack Trucks Customer Center in Allentown, PA) provides engineering support in conjunction with factory trained technicians who work at the Mack Customer Adaptation Center (co-located at LVO), providing specialization in building Mack Trucks which meet customer-defined specifications, serving every construction and vocational market need.
The Mack® Granite® offers considerable flexibility to tackle a wide range of applications and excels at a host of configurations, including dump, dump with lift axle, multi-axle dump, mixer, rear loader, roll-off, snowplow, twin steer mixer, tractor and tri-drive tractor.
Figure 2 – (Left to right) Mack Defense Canadian Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) Trucks in Production at Mack Trucks, Inc. Lehigh Valley Operations Manufacturing Facility, MSVS, Tanker, Wrecker