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Tag Archives: Transport

Marky Industries – 40 years in business

This year marks 40 years in business for Marky Industries and the husband and wife duo behind the composites manufacturing firm, Krystyna and Martin Nikolas. While they are both clearly in awe of the milestone, they now proudly reflect on their journey from a young married couple with $50 in start-up funds, to employing over…


Kerryn Caulfield with Scott Compson of MaxiTRANS at the end of 14.6 metre composite sandwich panel manufactured in Hallam east of Melbourne and destined to be assembled into a temperature controlled trailer. MaxiTRANS supplies road transport equipment for the general freight, temperature controlled freight and bulk transport market sectors, as well as truck and trailer parts…

Penguin Composites wins defence contract

In a win for Australian manufacturing, Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to build bonnets and various parts for the new Hawkei protected Army vehicles. The three-year contract, worth over $8 million, represents the company’s first major defence-related contract, and is expected to create around 15 jobs at its facility…

Victorian truck trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS secures $60m contract with Coles

Congratulations to Composites Australia member MaxiTRANS Industries on securing a contract for the supply of 395 truck trailers to Coles.  Valued in the order of $60 million, the contract to build the refrigerated and non-refrigerated trailers at MaxiTRANS’ Ballarat plant is said to be one of the largest of its kind in Australia and as Chief Executive Dean…