A MESSAGE FROM DEAN JENKINS
Welcome to issue 19 of MaxiNEWS. This issue arrives at a very exciting time for MaxiTRANS with the release of a number of new products. Maxi-CUBE recently released an evolution of its Classic model which features a number of significant improvements in tare weight and thermal efficiency. As a result of all the upgrades, we have been able to achieve an improvement of up to 5% in thermal efficiency and a 250kg tare weight reduction over the previous model, translating to improved performance, integrity of carried product and fuel efficiency for owners. The new Maxi-CUBE Classic features a number of upgrades with safety in mind, brighter internal LED lights for improved visibility, as well as a redesign of the double loader bars. In addition to being stronger, the double loader bars are now 50% lighter over the previous design, making them easier to manoeuvre into position. Both features have been designed to assist with improving work health & safety for operators. MaxiTRANS also released to market its new proprietary tipper liner, named Landslide, which achieves a reduction in the required tip angle by up to 30% when compared to an end tipper with no liner installed. This reduced tip height lowers the trailer’s overall centre of gravity, offering operators a safer and more stable tipping platform. Safety is something that we take very seriously at MaxiTRANS. In March, MaxiTRANS recorded the lowest ever amount of injuries for the month on record, something that we are extremely proud of and represents a significant step towards our goal of sending all of our people home safely every day. Although the focus started with our internal safety culture, it also extends to the development of new products, with a number of our new releases designed at improving customer safety. This helps us to ensure that not only our staff, but our customers can go home safely to their families. Finally, March also witnessed the completion of one of the largest orders of its kind in Australia, with the final of the 386 trailers ordered for Coles Supermarkets completed ahead of schedule. The fulfilment of the Coles order highlighted the Company’s unique capability and competency to complete large orders. This led to a requirement for additional staff and saw the creation of more than 100 new jobs at the Company. Despite the completion of this milestone order, MaxiTRANS is still very active with a pipeline of orders being received daily that is generating further jobs growth. As a result, we are further seeking to fill a large number of positions at our Ballarat manufacturing site, something that we are delighted to be able to offer.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Jenkins.