There is debate as to when UD trucks first in arrived in Australia as there had been limited imports bought in prior to the early seventies. In 1973 Nissan Diesel Motor Co Ltd established a partnership to market their trucks in Australia. UD Australia Pty Limited. The name later changed to UD Trucks (Oceania) Pty Ltd and the company was fully acquired by Nissan Diesel Motor Co Ltd in 2007.
Volvo acquired a majority stake in UD in 2007 and now UD trucks are distributed in Australia by Volvo Group Australia Pty Limited.
From 2007 the “Nissan Diesel” was dropped from the name and the trucks were solely marketed under the UD name.