Celebrating 100 Years

This commemorative 100th anniversary edition of World’s Best® magazine is a special opportunity for us to reflect on Kenworth’s legacy, celebrate significant milestones and look ahead to the future.

Kenworth’s leadership in a competitive industry can be traced back to a philosophy established early in our company’s history. The goal in 1923 was to build the right Kenworth truck for each customer’s application and build that truck to last. That philosophy, which continues to this day, resulted in Kenworth establishing a solid reputation centered on three core values: quality, innovation and state-of-the-art technology.

2023 was no different as we marked partnerships and advancements in technology innovation, including the introduction of the T680 FCEV (hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle) powered by Toyota fuel cell technology, and significant milestones, like delivery of the 750,000th truck produced at the Kenworth Chillicothe plant.

As we conclude our year-long centennial celebration, I want to acknowledge the exceptional employees who spend their days making Kenworth a truly iconic brand. In addition to technology and production milestones, passionate and dedicated employee volunteers planned approximately 70 anniversary events, including community parades, employee celebrations and factory-hosted family days. The pride and enthusiasm this year has been inspiring and is a reminder of the impact Kenworth has on so many people’s lives.

Kenworth’s leadership is best exemplified by our loyal customers. As we go forward, Kenworth’s core values of quality, innovation and technology will remain steadfast as we continue our mission of providing our customers – who are leaders in the markets they serve – with the World’s Best® transportation solutions and Driving the Next 100 Years.

Kevin Baney

Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President


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