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Eurocold steps up to fill Scott’s market gap

The company that builds refrigerated trucks for third party logistics providers has taken the leap to expand its operation in Sydney.

Following the recent collapse of Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics, Eurocold has taken advantage of the open refrigerated truck rental market to launch a Western Sydney expansion this month.

Eurocold plans to expand to Sydney with a 3,5000 square metre facility and major investment into Western Sydney, with more plans to rapidly impact the NSW market.

Eurocold is no stranger to those in the refrigerated transport industry. From an assembly and operations perspective, the company has maintained its only physical base in Brisbane, backed up by its national rental, sales and service team – until now.

The commitment from Eurocold Managing Director Avraam Solomon to Sydney is sizeable, with the company committing to have 100 trucks on the road from the facility by December this year and expanding that to 150 by June 30, 2024.  

The centrepoint of the operation is a 3,500 square metre site located at 607 Great Western Highway, Greystanes, which positions Eurocold to efficiently provide service to the Sydney market with easy access to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Hunter Valley/Newcastle.

Eurocold says trucks will be available to rent or purchase from the opening day, with immediate delivery available.

Noting the changing face of the refrigerated truck market, Eurocold will apply its well-proven processes in providing rented trucks on a long term basis. 

Short term rentals – also available from day one – will offer customers unlimited kilometres. 

Long term rented trucks will be assembled in Brisbane and will be delivered as brand new machines.

The Sydney facility will also perform on-site bodywork repairs on all manufacturers of refrigerated truck bodies including fibreglass, welding, hinges and seal repairs.

“Although Eurocold is known throughout Australia for its refrigerated transport solutions, establishing a large scale footprint in Sydney will enable us to expand exponentially over the coming years,” Solomon says. 

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“The physical location of the Great Western Highway in Greystanes gives us the ability to connect with a broad base of customer and better communicate with our current customers in Sydney, given we will also be providing truck repair services from there.”

Solomon has recruited local experts with deep industry experience, supported by the company’s national team and he will be overseeing much of the operation first hand through personally being on-site during the launch phase.     

In March, Eurocold launched Revora – a sister brand that will assemble electric refrigerated trucks in Australia. Revora’s aim is to take customers on a journey towards zero emissions. 

Revora recruited experienced low-to-zero emissions consultant and expert, Nathan Gore-Brown as its General Manager. Gore-Brown comes from a background with Aston Martin in Europe and established the first Tesla store in Brisbane.

Ultimately, Eurocold’s Sydney operation will take delivery of the Revora trucks as well and service that growing area of transport operations.

“We have intentions of growing quickly. We can do that by having trucks in the Sydney facility available for purchase and hire from day one. The team there are vastly experienced in their roles; they are local – so we’re committed to supporting Western Sydney – on top of that, the Sydney team has the full support of our national team,” Solomon says.

“The industry-leading processes that we’ve put in place over our years of operation allows us to hit the ground running and scale quickly, then with Revora coming online with the electric refrigerated trucks – we really have a broad offering for Sydney and New South Wales.

“We cannot wait to see the Eurocold brand being more prevalent in the Sydney market and helping operators move towards zero emissions with Revora.”

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