Mack Trucks is an American automotive company, one of the leaders in the production of heavy trucks, a former manufacturer of buses and trolleybuses.
The company was founded in 1900 under the name Mack Brothers Company, but did not start from scratch.
The company was founded by the Mac brothers. John, who worked at the Fallesen & Berry carriage and wagon factory in Brooklyn, seeing the success of the enterprise in 1893, persuaded his brother Augustus to buy the company. A year later, they were joined by brother William, who previously ran a wagon company in Pennsylvania. The brothers continued the production of wagons, while experimenting with steam engines and electric motors . In 1900, inspired by the inventions of the Wright brothers, Willis Carrier and Henry Ford, the brothers decided to build heavy trucks and high power engines.
In 1900, the company completed the first order for the production of 20-seater buses with a 40 hp engine. with. for the Harris and McGuire tour company, the first Mack appeared. Subsequently, the production of buses continued until the 1960s, more than 22 thousand buses were manufactured . For many years, the company used the slogan: The first MACK was a bus, and the first bus was a MACK (Eng. The first Mack was a bus and the first bus was a Mack).