MaxiTRANS has completed the company's largest-ever contract of its kind and will deliver the last of 386 Maxi-CUBE and Freighter trailers to Coles Supermarkets. The last of these trailers was completed ahead of schedule at MaxiTRANS’ manufacturing facility in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Coles will be able to access Australian trailer aftermarket support via the 30-plus locations in the combined MaxiTRANS Dealer Network and MaxiPARTS retail parts network.
According to Dean Jenkins, MaxiTRANS managing director and CEO, the Coles order has highlighted the company’s capability and competency to fulfill large orders and has led to a requirement for more staff, particularly in regional Victoria.
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 other 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,” said Jenkins. “They are the backbone of our business, and their ongoing support shows that we are exceeding their expectations.”
Besides its traditional core base, the company says 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.
Over the next two to three months, MaxiTRANS says it will seek to fill another 70 vacancies for tradespeople, particularly qualified welders, production welders and other job seekers for its Ballarat manufacturing site. Interested parties are encouraged to email details to [email protected].
To find out more, visit www.maxitrans.com.