Quik Corp fires up its sales

Fire truck deal drives suc­cess for Coast firm

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THINGS are heat­ing up for Sun­shine Coast man­u­fac­tur­ing firm Quik Corp, af­ter se­cur­ing a mil­lion-dol­lar con­tract to sup­ply QPWS fire trucks.

The Sun­shine Coast firm has won a con­tract to sup­ply 20 spe­cialised fire units for the Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (QPWS), an or­der worth $1.1 mil­lion.

“I am de­lighted that a lo­cal com­pany based right here on the Sun­shine Coast has been cho­sen to build and sup­ply our QPWS with new, state-of-the-art fire units,” Na­tional Parks Min­is­ter Steven Miles said.

“The new ve­hi­cles are be­spoke for QPWS’ needs and in­clude all the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment to help in fight­ing fires and un­der­tak­ing weed con­trol.

“Over the years, Quik Corp has worked closely with the agency, and has de­vel­oped de­tailed knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of the con­di­tions our rangers op­er­ate in.

“I am pleased to see that the com­pany’s knowl­edge and ex­per­tise has given them the com­pet­i­tive edge to land this con­tract.”

The new fire units in­clude water tank, pumps, hoses and spe­cialised stor­age to as­sist QPWS to fight fires, and are based on Mercedes Benz G-Wagon four-wheel drives. QPWS has spent the past year tri­alling six fire units and has con­firmed they ef­fec­tively meet ex­pected stan­dards and rep­re­sent value-for-money to the tax­payer.

Manag­ing direc­tor of Quik Corp, David War­dle, said the com­pany and its work­force were de­lighted to have se­cured the con­tract.

“For more than 20 years, we’ve been in­volved in build­ing var­i­ous equip­ment for QPWS, with the last nine years fo­cussing on their Fire Fleet,” Mr War­dle said.

“We have a proven record in pro­vid­ing ve­hi­cles that are fit­ted with the lat­est in­no­va­tions and prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions to pro­vide max­i­mum dura­bil­ity and ef­fec­tive­ness on the fire line.

“I am very proud of the fact we’ve won this con­tract.

“It will sup­port our cur­rent work­force of 110 peo­ple, and en­able us to put on up to 10 more work­ers when the bal­ance of the re­place­ment fund­ing is ap­proved – giv­ing our work­ers, their fam­i­lies and

■ Car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity for 540L of water

■ Cus­tomised stowage op­tions in­clud­ing stor­age brack­ets and in­ter­nal LED light­ing

■ Eco Foam (Wet­ting agent dis­penser)

■ Dou­ble spare wheel car­rier

■ RFR-4 pow­ered self-guid­ing re­mote con­trol hose reel

■ Slide-out through locker and plat­form for chain­saw ser­vic­ing

■ Re­verse cam­era

■ Fork­lift tyne pock­ets and jack­ing points for fast, easy re­moval

■ Specif­i­cally de­signed stowage for drip torches, rake-hoes and suc­tion hoses

■ Quick Lock cer­ti­fied mount­ing sys­tem

■ Drop-side tray

■ Light mast, emer­gency lights and un­der-tray light­ing to light work ar­eas around ve­hi­cle Ex­change plat­form with work tray:

■ Front and rear head­board for trans­port­ing lad­ders

our lo­cal sup­pli­ers cer­tainly over the next five years.”

Mr Miles said QPWS cur­rently had more than 200 fire units in its fleet, some more than 10-years-old.

The move was seen as the first step to the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment up­hold­ing its com­mit­ment to up­grad­ing QPWS’ fire­fight­ing ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity of the en­tire fleet over the next four years.

The Quik Corp G Wagon rolling out to the Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice.

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