| About Dynacraft
For more than forty years, Dynacraft, a division of PACCAR Inc, a diversified global manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty on and off-highway trucks sold under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates, has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and the PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Founded in 1968, Dynacraft was organized to consolidate purchases of bulk hose products for the five U.S. Kenworth and Peterbilt factories then in operation. Initial products included a wide selection of air brake, fuel, hydraulic and cooling system hose for heavy-duty trucks. Within a short time Dynacraft began manufacturing complete hose assemblies to facilitate improved efficiency at PACCAR truck factories. During the 1970’s Dynacraft added brass and steel hose-end adapters to its product offering and established itself as full-line distributor of fluid systems components for PACCAR original equipment manufacturing and service requirements. By 1985 Dynacraft’s business volume had grown substantially with significant product line additions such as valves, v-belts, nylon air brake hose and fittings, silicone cooling system hose, refrigerant hose and fittings, hose for special applications such as compressor discharge and wiper spray, and hose assembly equipment, tools and accessories.
In the 1990’s Dynacraft’s business expanded in new direction when it began sub-assembly of cooling system (radiator) modules and cab door assemblies for Kenworth factories. For these programs Dynacraft assumed responsibility for managing supplies of component parts, building subassemblies, and then shipping them each day in correct sequence for the vehicle assembly lines at the truck factories. From that start Dynacraft developed expertise in managing just-in-time delivery programs for a wide variety of sub-assemblies and component kits. During the same period Dynacraft developed and patented a highly successful reduced-maintenance battery cable connection and began supplying battery cable assemblies for all Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles. The company also added capability to fabricate formed rigid tube assemblies, or hard-lines, for air conditioning and cooling system applications.
Today, Dynacraft is a critical link in PACCAR’s North American supply chain, supplying more than 25,000 component and assembly part numbers for Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles manufactured at six factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In addition to high quality components shipped to support discrete orders, kanban programs and chassis-specific kits, Dynacraft plants in Algona, Washington and Louisville, Kentucky manufacture cab doors, diesel particulate filter assemblies, battery box and tool box assemblies, air tank module assemblies, clean-power supply units, dash panels, power steering reservoir assemblies and a wide variety of airbrake valve assemblies. Components, component kits and assemblies are frequently shipped to PACCAR’s factories just days or even hours prior to vehicle assembly schedules, packaged and sequenced in order for the assembly line, most often in reusable containers or racks. Such programs leverage PACCAR’s manufacturing assets, reduce component inventories and improve the company’s overall operating efficiency.
Dynacraft has applied automation and key technologies such as bar coding and put-to-light to improve productivity and product quality. In 2007 Dynacraft implemented a state-of-the-art, fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software as its primary business system. The new business system supports the company’s strategy of manufacturing and shipping its products immediately prior to the customer’s requirement date to minimize raw material and component inventories and increase throughput at the truck plants. The system has specialized features to support Dynacraft’s kitting and line sequencing services and is integrated with other PACCAR systems.
Dynacraft division headquarters and one of its two manufacturing and distribution plants is located in Algona, Washington. The 83,000 square foot facility provides components, kits and assemblies for PACCAR’s Seattle-area and Mexico truck factories, as well as service parts shipments to Western U.S. Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers participating in the PACCAR Parts direct shipment program.
The largest Dynacraft plant, a 150,000 square foot facility in Louisville, Kentucky, supports five PACCAR truck factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well as more than 500 dealer ship-to locations participating in the direct ship program.
Dynacraft is committed to providing PACCAR and its dealers with the highest quality components, assemblies and services. Dynacraft’s quality policy provides “Products and services will enhance the company's reputation of providing unsurpassed customer satisfaction through superior quality and premium value. This will be accomplished by:
Dynacraft Environmental Leadership
Working to protect and
preserve the environment is a core value at Dynacraft and PACCAR.
In 2008 Dynacraft achieved ISO 14001 certification. The
certification will further Dynacraft's continuing effort to be part of a
global solution for environmental awareness by reducing the
environmental impacts of its operations, activities, products, and
services. Dynacraft has implemented recycling and reusable container
programs to reduce solid waste, and over the past several years invested
in lighting and compressor machinery projects to reduce energy
consumption at its facilities.
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