MaxiTRANS Hamelex White

25 years of tipper excellence

April 6, 2020
MaxiTRANS brand Hamelex White, an Australian trailer manufacturer, opened its doors in April 1995 in Victoria

Australian Tipper trailer manufacturer Hamelex White, part of the MaxiTRANS family of brands, is celebrating 25 years of locally producing high-quality equipment for the road transport industry.

The company is known for its ‘ready to work’ range of truck body and dog tippers, semi tippers and moving floor models, MaxiTRANS said.

Hamelex started with two transport entrepreneurs who were looking to increase return on investment for customers by delivering “reliable and innovative designs.” Today, Hamelex White is a “tipper powerhouse,” MaxiTRANS maintained, with a nationwide sales and service network, and “hundreds” of customers who rely on its products.  

The company opened its doors April 3, 1995, in Hallam, a suburb in Victoria’s southeast. The Hamelex White name was derived from the names of its co-founders, Martin Hamel and Garry White. Their business joined the MaxiTRANS family in 2004, and Hamelex trailer production moved to the regional Victorian town of Ballarat in 2011.

“We attribute the success of Hamelex White over the past 25 years to the simple principles of combining innovation with payload, capacity and durability, while offering unmatched parts and service support around the country, no matter where the trailer finds itself,” said Dean Jenkins, MaxiTRANS’ managing director and CEO.

One of Hamelex White’s key contributions to the commercial vehicle industry is its Performance-Based Standards (PBS), which is a set of design standards that allow truck and trailer combinations to safely carry larger-than-normal payloads and improve road transport efficiency.

The company led the way in the take-up of the concept, becoming the first trailer manufacturer to engineer blueprint designs to operate under the PBS scheme, MaxiTRANS said. Now, Hamelex offers customers a range of pre-approved PBS designs, from a tri-axle to six-axle truck and dog tipper combinations.

“While having existing PBS designs has its advantages, in the way that we could go straight into production, saving time with no engineering or pre-approval period needed, at MaxiTRANS one of our greatest beliefs is understanding our customer’s specific requirements first before recommending a solution that is fit for purpose and that will deliver the best return,” Jenkins said.

“We have an in-house team of engineers dedicated specifically to PBS. It is this investment and expertise that delivers great benefits to our customers, allowing MaxiTRANS to design a combination that will give them greater payload and greater freight efficiencies for their business.”

The Hamelex White range is accessible throughout the national MaxiTRANS dealer network, with the backing of its national parts and service aftermarket support.

“Knowing that customers have local support available to them, no matter where they are around Australia, means we can address the customers’ needs right away, allowing them to get on with what they do best, delivering the needs of our nation,” Jenkins said. “We value our customers’ support, too, and they are the No 1 reason why we can proudly sit here today and reflect on all the accomplishments Hamelex White has made over the past 25 years.

“We look forward with great excitement at what the future looks like for Hamelex White.”