MaxiTRANS – Continued Growth and Australian Employment Opportunities

  • $60 million contract of MaxiTRANS’ Maxi-CUBE and Freighter branded trailers completed for Coles Supermarkets
  • MaxiTRANS is undertaking many new projects
  • MaxiTRANS has a number of job vacancies, particularly in Ballarat

MaxiTRANS is finalizing its largest ever contract of its kind where it will deliver the last of 386 Maxi-CUBE and Freighter trailers to Coles Supermarkets.

Some of the 500+ employees at MaxiTRANS’ manufacturing facility in Ballarat

Today, 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.

Dean Jenkins, MaxiTRANS’ Managing Director and CEO, thanking staff for their contribution to completing the Coles project

Coles will have the ability to access MaxiTRANS’ leading Australian trailer after-sales 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.

MaxiTRANS staff adding finishing touches to the final Coles trailer

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.

Detour Logistics has been a longstanding customer of MaxiTRANS. Owner Colin Beer says, “The after sales service is second to none. Their sales team are readily available and able to resolve my issues or come up with new innovative solutions.”

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 are 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

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