MaxiTRANS acquires Trout River Australia

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 10, 2018

MaxiTRANS has entered into an agreement to acquire Australasian Machinery Sales Pty Ltd (trading as Trout River Australia), a leading manufacturer and supplier of live bottom trailers in Australia.

The acquisition is a key step in MaxiTRANS‘ Growth in Existing Markets strategic initiative, and further demonstrates its commitment to providing safer, more reliable and efficient transport solutions to its customers.

The acquisition is expected to provide a number of benefits to the MaxiTRANS group, including:

  • The addition of live bottom trailers into MaxiTRANS‘ comprehensive portfolio will add products with strong application in the infrastructure construction sector.
  • Leveraging MaxiTRANS‘ national dealer network will drive increased sales of Trout River Australia live bottom trailers.
  • Improved production capacity and efficiency of the existing Trout River Australia business by leveraging MaxiTRANS‘ facilities, procurement systems and engineering and manufacturing expertise.
  • Improved after-sales customer service for Trout River Australia customers through the MaxiTRANS‘ national parts network, MaxiPARTS, as well as MaxiTRANS’ national network of repair and service facilities.

The company looks forward to welcoming John Surwillo and Neil Lehman, the current owners of Trout River Australia, to the MaxiTRANS group.  John and Neil‘s ongoing involvement in the business will facilitate a smooth transition and enable the Trout River Australia business to continue to benefit from their deep product knowledge.