CON­TIN­UED GROWTH AND AUS­TRALIAN EM­PLOY­MENT OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

Max­iTRANS FI­NALISED ITS LARGEST EVER CON­TRACT OF ITS KIND, DE­LIV­ER­ING THE LAST OF 386 Maxi-CUBE AND FREIGHTER TRAIL­ERS TO COLES SU­PER­MAR­KETS.

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The fi­nal of the trail­ers was com­pleted for Coles Su­per­mar­kets ahead of sched­ule at Max­iTRANS’ man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Bal­larat, Vic­to­ria. Max­iTRANS Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and CEO, Dean Jenkins, said that the Coles or­der has high­lighted the Com­pany’s unique ca­pa­bil­ity and com­pe­tency to ful­fil large or­ders which has led to a re­quire­ment for ad­di­tional staff, par­tic­u­larly in Re­gional Vic­to­ria. He also re­it­er­ated the Com­pany’s af­ter-sales sup­port as­sur­ance be­hind the trail­ers it pro­duces. Coles will have the abil­ity to ac­cess Max­iTRANS’ lead­ing Aus­tralian trailer af­ter­sales sup­port, via the 30+ lo­ca­tions in the com­bined Max­iTRANS Dealer Net­work and Max­iPARTS re­tail parts net­work. The AU$60 mil­lion project gen­er­ated a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in re­gional Aus­tralian man­u­fac­tur­ing. All of the trail­ers were

as­sem­bled by Max­iTRANS in Vic­to­ria, cre­at­ing more than 100 new jobs at the Com­pany and flow-on em­ploy­ment open­ings through­out its Aus­tralian sup­ply chain. De­spite com­ple­tion of the Coles project, Max­iTRANS says that it re­mains very ac­tive with a pipe­line of new or­ders be­ing re­ceived daily that is gen­er­at­ing fur­ther jobs growth. “For over 70 years we have prided our­selves on the fact that small fleets and owner op­er­a­tors from around the coun­try have come to Max­iTRANS for their trailer and rigid body prod­ucts. They are the back­bone of our busi­ness and their on­go­ing sup­port shows that we are ex­ceed­ing their ex­pec­ta­tions,” Dean said. In ad­di­tion to its tra­di­tional core base, the Com­pany says that it has re­ceived var­i­ous new large or­ders from some of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing pri­vate and na­tional fleets to be split be­tween Max­iTRANS’ Bal­larat and Bris­bane man­u­fac­tur­ing lo­ca­tions. Since an­nounc­ing its R&D col­lab­o­ra­tion with Monash and Fed­er­a­tion Uni­ver­si­ties late last year, Max­iTRANS says it is also be­gin­ning to make in­roads into the fu­ture of trail­ing equip­ment. Max­iTRANS is push­ing the bound­aries of trailer de­sign and con­struc­tion in or­der to max­imise ef­fi­ciency, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity. “In line with our re­spon­si­bil­ity as Aus­tralia’s largest trailer man­u­fac­turer, we have joined with Monash and Fed­er­a­tion Uni­ver­si­ties and other lead­ing in­dus­try part­ners to as­cer­tain what trans­port and the next gen­er­a­tion of trailer will look like in the fu­ture,” said Dean. Over the next two to three months, Max­iTRANS says that its Aus­tralian man­u­fac­tur­ing story will con­tinue as it seeks to fill an ad­di­tional 70 va­can­cies for trades­peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly qual­i­fied welders, pro­duc­tion welders and other job seek­ers for its Bal­larat man­u­fac­tur­ing site. In­ter­ested par­ties are en­cour­aged to send their de­tails to re­cruit­ment@max­itrans.com.au

Above: Some of the 500+ em­ploy­ees at Max­iTRANS’ man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Bal­larat, Vic­to­ria. Be­low:James Hankin, Coles’ Head of Com­mer­cial, thank­ing Max­iTRANS for the part­ner­ship to com­plete 386 trail­ers. Above:Dean Jenkins, Max­iTRANS’ Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and CEO, thank­ing staff for their con­tri­bu­tion to com­plet­ing the Coles project.

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