MaxiTRANS has opened a new heavy-duty trailer manufacturing facility in Carole Park, Queensland to expand national capability
The new facility has been purpose-built to provide an added boost to MaxiTRANS’ Australian manufacturing capability, replacing the existing facility in Richlands, Qld.
“The Carole Park facility is an exciting expansion for MaxiTRANS which will provide greater safety, flexibility, efficiency and quality outcomes for our business and our customers,” said Dean Jenkins, MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO.
The 14,303m2 facility adds to the Company’s existing Australian manufacturing footprint across Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, which manufactures high quality transport solutions for a wide range of market segments.
“Designed to match the equipment levels and standard processes available at Ballarat Vic, Carole Park will provide greater capacity to the MaxiTRANS Group and will allow us to continue to better serve our customers with the ability to cover any total market growth.”
“The existing manufacturing site in Richlands predominantly produced bulk transport trailers. This new facility has the ability to also manufacture Freighter product too, allowing us to diversify our manufacturing capability,” said Dean.
Transition to the Carole Park facility is estimated to create up to 70 jobs thanks to Queensland Government support as part of Unite and Recover – an initiative designed to support Queensland jobs and industry through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the help of the Queensland Government, we have a new facility that gives us more scope and flexibility to expand our Australian manufacturing capability, as well as further bolster our aftersales support here in Queensland,” said Dean.
The existing workforce is anticipated to double, with the current 70 staff moving to the new facility and up to 70 operational jobs expected to be created over the next five years.
There will also be exciting opportunities for local TAFEs and universities to work with MaxiTRANS to provide specialised in-house training and skills development programs.
Production at the Carole Park facility has commenced, with the first trailer already produced and delivered.
“We want to thank our staff, customers and suppliers for their on-going support during the transition to the new site, particularly during what has been a challenging environment for everyone,” said Dean.
“Adding that it was fantastic to see the first trailer unit produced at Carole Park roll off the production line ready to be delivered to another happy customer.
MaxiTRANS is a leading supplier of locally manufactured, high quality heavy road transport trailer solutions, including trailer repair and service, in Australia and New Zealand.
MaxiTRANS is also one of Australia’s leading suppliers of truck and trailer parts to the road transport industry in Australia.
Synonymous with road transport in Australia through the market leading brands Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Lusty EMS, Hamelex White, Trout River, AZMEB and Peki.
MaxiTRANS is a leading supplier of road transport equipment for the general freight, temperature controlled freight and bulk transport market sectors.
To find out more about the MaxiTRANS Group of Companies, go to: www.maxitrans.com