Fam­ily legacy sup­ported by loyal part­ner­ship

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We meet the peo­ple who have made Cas­trol the choice of en­gine pro­tec­tion

“The Wal­ter Farm started us­ing Cas­trol RX Su­per 28 years ago”

Cas­trol RX Su­per has pro­tected Aus­tralian liveli­hoods for over 35 years. This year, in­spired by a cus­tomer’s en­gine which ran for over 2.5 mil­lion kilo­me­tres, solely ser­viced us­ing Cas­trol RX Su­per, we’re telling the sto­ries of the peo­ple that have made the oil brand the choice of pro­tec­tion for truck driv­ers, fleet own­ers and farm­ers alike.

WAL­TER FARM­ING (AH & GM WAL­TER PTY LTD)

An­drew Wal­ter rep­re­sents the 4th gen­er­a­tion of Wal­ter Farm­ing in Vi­o­let Town, 50kms south­east of Shep­par­ton. An­drew, with his mother Gla­dys, own and op­er­ate a broad acre farm which grows an­nual win­ter crops and man­ages a sheep graz­ing op­er­a­tion. Alan Wal­ter, the pa­tri­arch of the fam­ily es­tab­lished the busi­ness with Gla­dys in 1968. It has been a year since Alan passed but his legacy lives on through his fam­ily and farm.

The Wal­ter farm­ing op­er­a­tion spans over 3500 acres in to­tal, which in­cludes share farm­ing and leased land. In their fleet they op­er­ate two Freight­liner prime movers, five op­er­a­tional trac­tors with an as­set list of over fift y items.

An­drew Wal­ter rep­re­sents a new gen­er­a­tion of farmer with old fash­ioned val­ues in­stilled in him from his mum and dad. He is very well ed­u­cated, hold­ing a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence (Hons) from Univer­sity of Mel­bourne and a PhD in Plant Molec­u­lar Breed­ing from the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity. He has been on mul­ti­ple Govern­ment Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tees and con­sults and has con­sulted for var­i­ous state and fed­eral govern­ments, re­search com­pa­nies, agri­cul­tural cor­po­ra­tions and the United Na­tions.

An­drew be­lieves that it’s not only the qual­ity of the prod­uct which is im­por­tant to pro­tect­ing his busi­ness but the qual­ity of the ser­vice and the sup­port. The Wal­ter fam­ily has had a long term busi­ness part­ner and ally with Leo Schoonder­beek from Konigs, a Cas­trol Re­seller for 25 years in Shep­par­ton.

On re­flect­ing on the sup­port from Leo Schoonder­beek from Konigs Shep­par­ton over the years:

“I have a lot of time for Leo and Bev from Konigs Shep­par­ton. Back when Dad was run­ning the farm, Leo was a Ser­vice Man­ager for the lo­cal John Deere deal­er­ship. He would come out in the mid­dle of the night to help Dad fi x his ma­chin­ery if ever there was a prob­lem. When Leo started his own busi­ness at Konigs, we fol­lowed him as the lo­cal Cas­trol re­seller. The Wal­ter Farm had started us­ing Cas­trol RX Su­per 28 years ago and Leo was pretty much there from the very be­gin­ning. More than sell­ing a qual­ity prod­uct, we value his loy­alty and sup­port not to men­tion the many years of ban­ter­ing, we wouldn’t choose any­one else to serve our busi­ness”.

Be­low: An­drew with Leo Schoonder­beek of Konigs Shep­par­ton

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