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Linde...tough as goat's knees

Supplier: Linde Material Handling
22 January, 2007

If you want to supply equipment to a Wally Eaglesham managed company, it better be like the man himself – tough and innovative.

Wally Eaglesham is one of this country’s real characters. It’s hard to
imagine how one person can achieve what Wally has in a single life.

His experiences and achievements include – serving in Vietnam with the Australian and US Forces, specialist underwater weapons diver, stuntman, rodeo rider, holder of three world records for horsemanship, professional boxer, TV actor, survived 90 days in the worlds toughest military prison, and his company has received one of Australia’s highest awards – The Advance Australia Award.

He also happens to be a very smart businessman. His transport and logistics company, Rockys Own, employs 42 staff, has a turnover in excess of $10m and is recognised as a leader of innovation in the transport industry.

Rockys Own was one of the  first to introduce curtain-sided  trailers, on-board computers and B-double configurations, and has recently become the first of three transport  companies to be credited as a Fatigue Management Operator.

Rockys Own contract with the Singapore Armed Services is  testimony to the ability and  dynamic nature of this company.

Each year the army  comes to north Queensland  and conducts 10 weeks of  intense military training. 

Rockys Own is responsible for  the supply and logistics of  every requirement including  ammunition, weapons, all  armed vehicles, food, drinking  water, road watering, armed  security, 500,000 litres of fuel,target manufacture & the setting up of tents, buildings and huts etc.

It has 48 hours to get everything in and set-up and 72 hours to dismantle and remove everything from site.

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