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Trailer maker says it’s investing $50 million upgrading Ballarat factory

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Heavy-duty transport trailer business MaxiTrans said this week that work is underway transforming its Ballarat factory into a “modern manufacturing environment” through a $50 million investment, as it prepares to shut its Carole Park, Queensland site.

In a statement on Monday, the company said transitioning of tipper products from Carole Park is “well underway” ahead of the closure by March this year.

“Along with expanding the overall footprint of the facility, this investment will see the business transform the Ballarat site into a modern manufacturing environment, ensuring our business is well positioned to support the evolving needs of our customers,” said Greg L’Estrange, MaxiTRANS Executive Chairman.

“We have been working towards the site upgrade since we purchased the MaxiTRANS trailer business in 2021. Installation of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment has already commenced at our Ballarat site.”

The Carole Park site was opened in February 2021, just months before MaxiTRANS was acquired in September that year by Australian Trailer Solutions Group (ATSG)

Ballarat, where the company is headquartered, would see new equipment from “leading local and international suppliers” installed, allowing the company “to implement modern advanced manufacturing technology and processes”.

Picture: credit MaxiTRANS

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