His­tory of new boys in town

Gatton Star - - INTO RURAL LIFE -

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.”

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