MaxiTRANS fulfils largest ever order


Company says its pipeline of new orders is 'very active'

MaxiTRANS fulfils largest ever order
MaxiTRANS wraps up the biggest contract its ever fulfilled, for Coles Supermarkets

 

MaxiTrans is in the process of completing its largest ever contract, delivering the last of 386 Maxi-Cube and Freighter trailers to Coles Supermarkets. 

The last of the trailers were finished yesterday, ahead of schedule at MaxiTrans’ manufacturing facility in Ballarat, Victoria.

MaxiTrans MD and CEO Dean Jenkins says the Coles order has highlighted the company’s unique capability and competency to fulfil large orders, leading to additional staff, particularly in Regional Victoria.

"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," Jenkins adds.

"They are the backbone of our business and their ongoing support shows that we are exceeding their expectations."

The $60 million project generated a healthy boost for 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.

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.

MaxiTrans says its recently announced R&D collaboration with Monash and Federation Universities is providing inroads into the future 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," Jenkins says.

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. 

 

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