PACCAR Australia (Kenworth Trucks)
Located in Bayswater Victoria, Kenworth Trucks is a division of PACCAR Australia, specialists in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty trucks.
In 2008, PACCAR Australia developed a plan to minimize water consumption throughout the manufacturing facility. Multiple water meters were installed across the site to gain a better understanding of water usage in different areas, which showed that the largest volume of water was used by the paint facility.
A second manufacturing process could then be converted to tank water use – namely the de-mineralizer for truck cab washing – plus tank water had also been implemented throughout the site's sanitary facilities.
From 2002 to 2012, Kenworth Trucks Australia has reduced their public water use by over 6 megaliters, which represents a 73% reduction in potable water consumption.