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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.