History of new boys in town
THE HARVEY Black Group purchased Guilfoyle Inglis in Toowoomba in 1995, which itself had operated for more than a quarter of a century.
“The Black name was already fairly well established in the area,” group general manager Jason Black said.
“My father (Harvey) and my uncle, Craig, had established Black Toyota in Chinchilla in 1983.
“The family had other transport-related interests that just seemed to fit neatly with Guilfoyle Inglis.”
The company was known as Black Guilfoyle Inglis up until 2002 when it was given its name of Black Truck Sales.
In 2004 the Harvey Black Group purchased Moree Header service and that was the start of Black Truck and Ag.
A branch in Goondiwindi opened two years later and this expansion allowed a shift towards the agriculture sector, while still offering service for truck customers.
Branches in Roma opened in 2009 and in Dalby in 2010.
They recently added two more branches with the purchase of the David Evans Group in Toowoomba and Gatton.
The company’s territory stretches from Narrabri in the south to Winton in the north, and as far west as Birdsville.
“We have taken a lot steps to ensure all our customers are looked after, no matter where they are located.
“We have two planes and a large network of reliable contractors we can call on. We have never lost sight of our original goals. We manage to provide the same level of service to our current customer base, as we did in the early years.”