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Centurion strengthens eastern seaboard presence

  • Posted on Thursday 11th, May 2017.

Perth-based Centurion has revealed that it now has three Queensland sites in operation, along with another in Adelaide, as part of the transport company’s east coast expansion.

According to Centurion CEO, Justin Cardaci, the expansion was a considered move for the company, which for decades has provided reliable, safe and flexible services to rural and remote regions in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

“Queensland has a similarly dispersed population to Western Australia and there is an increasing number of large mining and infrastructure projects in remote areas here,” he said. “We know we can deliver heavy haulage for clients in these industries because we already have the experience. It’s the first step for us that gives us other growth opportunities in new markets.

“While our main Queensland base will be at Rocklea, in Brisbane, we already have a strong team in place in Emerald and are building our presence in Mackay, with further sites under consideration.”

As part of the expansion, Centurion has also appointed Keith Price as Centurion’s General Manager – Heavy Haulage. Price had previously served for McAleese, the company in which Centurion acquired key trailing assets from in November 2016.

According to Price, the company’s Queensland client base is already growing quickly in just a few months after opening for business. “We’ve been tendering for work in the Bowen Basin and we are starting to see a general pick-up,” Price said.

“In the past few years, the whole of the mining sector has taken a hell of a slam but, in 2016-17, it’s been a lot better and I believe we’re about to see a very significant improvement in 2017-18.

“We’re concentrating on getting enough prime movers to our Queensland depots, plus the necessary back-up equipment, as quickly as possible. We need to ensure we have the trucks and equipment on the ground to capitalise on the upcoming opportunities.”

Photo (L-R): General Manager – Heavy Haulage, Keith Price, and Centurion CEO, Justin Cardaci.

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