MaxiTRANS, is Australia's largest supplier of road transport trailing solutions.
The Company's operations consist of a complementary mix of activities centred on the broad needs of road transport operators. They include manufacture of leading trailer brands, supply and distribution of parts, provision of service and repair support, manufacture of urethane foam and body panels and the sales and finance of new and used trailing equipment.
In 1998 Maxi-CUBE, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1994, purchased Freighter Industries to create a group that was subsequently renamed MaxiTRANS. The acquisition united two prominent transport trailer brands - Freighter (founded in 1946) and Maxi-CUBE (founded in 1972) - that had pioneered their sectors of the Australian road transport industry. MaxiTRANS has since acquired 3 other leading trailer brands (Hamelex White, Lusty EMS and Peki) and the Colrain and QDS parts businesses.
MaxiTRANS has made significant capital investments in its original and acquired businesses, including $18M invested in its Ballarat facility to improve efficiency, safety and quality, transforming the factory into a modern production line operation. Further investments have been made at Lusty EMS including a new factory shortly after acquisition.
MaxiTRANS continues to focus on providing the best possible innovative road transport solutions to its customers in the form of carefully engineered, high quality trailers. The acquisition of the business of AZMEB Global Trailers in May 2012 is in keeping with this approach and is part of a strategy to expand the Company's exposure to the resource and waste management sectors.
MaxiTRANS also has a strong focus on the development and expansion of its parts businesses. This is reflected in its acquisition of Colrain (2006) and Queensland Diesel Spares (2012. These two businesses joined in May 2013 to become the new truck and trailer range of parts outlets, MaxiPARTS.
The MaxiTRANS range provides transport operators with advanced engineering solutions that deliver profits, high resale value and reliability - sold through networks of dealers throughout Australia and New Zealand where parts and service support is also available.