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Mack Trucks History


This is the history of the brand Mack since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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The history of the brand Mack begins in 1901, when five brothers founded the company Mack Mack Brothers Company and began producing buses . In 1905, the company moved from New York suburb of Brooklyn in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and began to specialize in the production of commercial vehicles.

At the end of 1910 the company's plants begin to produce cars Mack AB, which are used as freight and public transport.

In the 1910s, there was a conflict between the brothers , and in 1913 the firm was renamed the International Motor Truck Corporation ( since 1922 - Mack Trucks Incorporated).

C 1916 to 1939 the company «Mack» AC series produces vehicles that are rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. Army for its reliability, versatility and all-terrain and there for the first time receive from the soldiers nicknamed " Bulldog " for the characteristic shape of the hood and power.

The nickname stuck so firmly to the truck that the company did not miss the opportunity to take advantage of this popularity - from June 1921 stamped steel plate with a picture of a bulldog began to decorate the hood of the truck. The logo depicted a bulldog tearing ledger «Hauling Costs» ( cost of transport ) . Since 1922 the figure bulldog on the hood is the official symbol of the truck Mack.

During the Second World War, the company «Mack» - the main supplier of the U.S. Army . Sent to the front of more than 30,000 units of trucks for transportation of personnel , as well as tow trucks and ambulances .

From 1936 to 1972 «Mack» masters produce quarry and mining vehicles carrying capacity of 15-100 tons.

In 1950, the company's designers are developing Mack 's first diesel engine with direct fuel injection and cooling system.

Since 1979, the company «Mack Trucks» ceases to be a joint stock company and exposes a portion of their shares on the trading world's major stock exchanges. Since 1990, the company «Mack Trucks» wholly owned Renault V. I., a member of the «Renault Group».

Mack today

December 18, 2000 Registered U.S. Department approved the acquisition of the assets of the Swedish concern MACK Volvo. Since June 2001, the company produces multi-purpose universal Mack Granite ™ Series and Freedom ™. The priority of the company is production of heavy trucks for the mining and construction.

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