MaxiTRANS Industries Limited has secured one of the nation’s largest-ever contracts of its kind by signing an agreement to supply 395 of MaxiTRANS’ Maxi-CUBE and Freighter trailers to Coles Supermarkets in New South Wales and Western Australia.
MaxiTRANS Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Jenkins said, “We are proud that Coles has chosen to partner with MaxiTRANS to supply our industry-leading, high quality equipment.
“This is a tremendous show of support by Coles in Australian regional manufacturing. Coles’ decision to buy Australian-made is not only a vote of confidence that our existing 950 employees build a world-class product, but it will also help to generate more than 100 new jobs over the life of the contract.
“At a critical time for local automotive manufacturing, the order will offer employment prospects to many Victorians. All of the units will be assembled at MaxiTRANS’ manufacturing facility in Wendouree, Ballarat and feature components made at our plant in Hallam, both in Victoria.”
Coles will have the ability to access MaxiTRANS’ leading Australian trailer after-sales support footprint over the life of the trailers at more than 30 locations in the combined MaxiTRANS dealer network and MaxiPARTS retail parts network.
The company says the agreement, valued at approximately $45 million, will complement its existing manufacturing volume.