Cen­tu­rion goes na­tional

WA truck­ing firm Cen­tu­rion buys McAleese’s heavy-haulage busi­ness

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BUR­GEON­ING WEST­ERN AUS­TRALIAN

truck­ing and lo­gis­tics firm Cen­tu­rion has bought McAleese’s heavy haulage busi­ness and be­come a na­tional op­er­a­tor in the process, the com­pany has an­nounced.

Cen­tu­rion has ap­pointed for­mer McAleese part- owner Keith Price to be in charge of this ex­panded busi­ness, which means it now has a pres­ence and as­sets in Queens­land, South Aus­tralia, Vic­to­ria and West­ern Aus­tralia.

“The ac­qui­si­tion, for an undis­closed amount, will com­ple­ment Cen­tu­rion’s ex­ist­ing heavy haulage busi­ness and make it the largest heavy haulage ser­vice provider in Aus­tralia,” it says.

Through the trans­ac­tion, the Perth- based com­pany has also en­tered into an agree­ment on premises giv­ing it a foothold in the heavy haulage mar­ket across four states – Queens­land, South Aus­tralia, Vic­to­ria and West­ern Aus­tralia. Cen­tu­rion in­tends for it to be fully op­er­a­tional by Jan­uary.

Cen­tu­rion CEO Justin Car­daci be­lieves the pur­chase of the McAleese fleet was “strate­gi­cally sound, a ligned with the com­pany’s strength in the re­sources sec­tor and pro­vided Cen­tu­rion with a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand”.

“As a well- es­tab­lished and trusted West­ern Aus­tralian com­pany with more than 45 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the trans­port and lo­gis­tics arena, in­clud­ing heavy haulage, we have the ca­pa­bil­ity to run a suc­cess­ful na­tional busi­ness,” Car­daci con­tin­ues.

“Cen­tu­rion is a fi­nan­cially strong and sta­ble busi­ness that un­der­stands the in­dus­try. This as­set pur­chase will give us the plat­form to ac­cess new mar­kets and grow our busi­ness na­tion­ally.”

Cen­tu­rion wants to con­tinue ser­vic­ing ex­ist­ing and pre­vi­ous McAleese cus­tomers un­der the Cen­tu­rion ban­ner, tar­get­ing in­dus­tries na­tion­ally that de­pend on the re­li­able and safe move­ment of large equip­ment, in­clud­ing min­ing, en­ergy, in­fra­struc­ture and con­struc­tion.

“McAleese heavy haulage was once a highly suc­cess­ful busi­ness in its own right and we be­lieve once we have tran­si­tioned these as­sets to Cen­tu­rion there is plenty of scope to re- es­tab­lish this suc­cess.

“We have ap­pointed for­mer McAleese part owner Keith Price, who suc­cess­fully ran the busi­ness un­til it listed, to be in charge of Cen­tu­rion’s heavy haulage op­er­a­tion.

“This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity and we look for­ward to cap­i­tal­is­ing on our new sta­tus as the largest heavy haulage provider in Aus­tralia, pro­vid­ing flex­i­ble and re­li­able solutions for all our cus­tomers.”

Justin Car­daci

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