MaxiTrans moves in to new Carole Park plant


Bigger facility boosts Queensland manufacturing capacity

MaxiTrans moves in to new Carole Park plant
A happy welcome to the new facility

 

Trailer builder MaxiTrans has unveiled a new heavy-duty facility in Carole Park, Queensland.

The new facility has been purpose built to provide an added boost to the company’s Australian manufacturing capability, replacing the existing facility in Richlands.

The 14,303-square-metre facility adds to MaxiTrans’ footprint across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

 "The new Carole Park facility is an exciting expansion for MaxiTrans which will provide greater safety, flexibility, efficiency and quality outcomes for our business and our customers," MaxiTrans MD and CEO Dean Jenkins says.

"Designed to match the equipment levels and standard processes available at Ballarat, Carole Park will provide greater capacity to the MaxiTrans Group and will allow us to continue to better serve our customers with the ability to cover any total market growth."

"The existing manufacturing site in Richlands predominantly produced bulk transport trailers.

"This new facility has the ability to also manufacture Freighter product too, allowing us to diversify our manufacturing capability."


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The new warehouse comes with state government backing.

Transition to the new facility is estimated to create up to 70 new jobs as part of the Unite and Recover initiative designed to support Queensland jobs and industry through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The existing workforce is anticipated to double, with the current 70 staff moving to the new facility and up to 70 new operational jobs expected to be created over the next five years.

There will also be opportunities for local TAFEs and universities to work with MaxiTrans to provide specialised in-house training and skills development programs.

"With the help of the Queensland government, we have a new facility that gives us more scope and flexibility to expand our Australian manufacturing capability, as well as further bolster our aftersales support here in Queensland," Jenkins says.

Production at the new Carole Park facility has commenced, with the first trailer produced at the new facility completed this month. 

"We want to thank our staff, customers and suppliers for their on-going support during the transition to the new site, particularly during what has been a challenging environment for everyone," Jenkins says.

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