Quik Corp fires up its sales
Fire truck deal drives success for Coast firm
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.