Alltruck Bodies moved into its latest state-of-the-art facility – 78 MacGregor Place, Richlands, Brisbane – in February 2020.
Managing Director, Tony Romano, says the business moved from Archerfield to a brand new facility which was more than twice the size to cater for increased demand in Queensland’s transport industry.
Key to this surge in industry activity has been the Federal Government’s 100 per cent tax write-off scheme on capital equipment.
“The Richland facility is situated in a new growth area where there are a number of truck dealerships and transport companies consolidating their presence here,” Tony says.
The site is approximately 10,000 square metres, while the new building office complex is about 4,300 square metres.
“We have 22 staff members and the team is growing,” Tony says. “We are always on the lookout for new personnel wanting to start a career with us.”
The workshop comprises a fabrication area, two spray booths as well as a sheeting and completion of trucks area. Also, there is a large storage area for clients’ cab chassis.
“We also perform repairs and supply parts out of the Richlands facility,” Tony says.
Alltruck Bodies also manufactures rigid bodies and pig and dog trailers which roll out of the Melbourne facility.
“Tony Holland, Manager of the Richlands site, along with our staff, have a very good relationship with all Brisbane dealers and work diligently to meet all of their demands.”
The Alltruck Bodies business has come a long way since its founding in Dandenong, Melbourne, in 1991.
Today, the manufacturer presents Australia’s transport operators with a broad portfolio of rigid bodies suited for specific applications.
GRATERgate, for instance, emphasises the load rating capabilities of the product – in effect a greater-rated gate system that is easy to use and requires no lifting or sliding of gates by the operator when forking on or off individual pallets.
For smaller trucks doing multiple deliveries and collections, though, having a fast and simple gate system is more efficient and most importantly minimises risk of injury for the driver.
Meanwhile, Rapid Liner Heavy Duty (HD) is essentially a rigid curtainsider which is optimised for loading and unloading pallets of beverages, while its curtains concertina outwards to prevent them from catching on the load inside. This design ranges from 3.6 to 10 metres in length and is ideal choice for palletised transportation and heavy loads as it features sturdier construction including solid sliding posts with low friction bearings and folding curtain plates.
To cap off its specialised rigid body builds, Alltruck Bodies also designs and manufactures pig and dog trailers which continue to be a popular fleet investment for their versatility.
Earlier this year transport and logistics company, Cameron’s, took delivery of a 12-pallet rigid body vehicle Alltruck Bodies. It was customised for optimal operator safety and is servicing key clients around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Greg Morris, Cameron’s National Fleet Manager, says the vehicle works out of the company’s depot in Yatala, Queensland, and has been in operation since late July.
“The body has been purpose built with a low height (max. height 3.4m),” Greg says, “so we are able to service a number of customers with height access limitations.”
When it comes to innovation and presenting the transport industry with the best road transport equipment on offer, Alltruck Bodies is a proud supplier.
Alltruck Bodies manufactures a wide range of rigid bodies including curtainsiders, Colorbond vans, fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) vans, tray, insulated, freezer and light-weight bodies as well as pig and dog trailers. The company also stocks a comprehensive range of spare parts and is experienced in accident repairs and insurance work.