About Us

With an extensive network conveniently situated across major transportation hubs throughout Australia and New Zealand, MaxiTRANS continues to support customers day after day, while our capabilities cover every aspect of our customers’ requirements.

We also provide on going support wherever and whenever it is needed. MaxiTRANS has been operating for almost 75 years, and throughout the duration, we continue to progress with the ongoing commitment to our customers, employees, and the transport industry to deliver safer, more efficient, and reliable transport solutions.

This is what keeps MaxiTRANS ahead of the game.

MaxiTRANS Capabilities

MaxiTRANS provides a range of innovative solutions and services for the road transportation sector. Our brands are well known within the industry in serving a reputation for being a leader in supporting the entire value chain and life cycle of road, bulk and refrigerated transportation.

Our diversity enables us to be at the forefront for innovation, design, and aftersales support. As loyal servants to many transport operators including established multinational providers, MaxiTRANS’ iconic brands are relied upon to continue to deliver the needs of the nation daily.

Key Dates in our History

1945 – Freighter Ltd buys McGrath Trailers

1946 – Freighter Ltd gets to work. The first Freighter trailers can be seen on Australian roads

1972 – Maxi-CUBE commenced operations

1983 – Production of curtain-sided (Tautliner) trailers begins

1987 – Freighter sells its 50,000th unit

1994 – Maxi-CUBE lists as a public company

1995 – New Zealand (Maxi-CUBE) commenced operations

1996 – China joint venture established

1998 – Maxi-CUBE Ltd purchased Freighter Industries, and was renamed MaxiTRANS Industies Ltd

2003 – Lusty EMS Pty Ltd acquired

2004 – MaxiTRANS Richlands manufacturing facility commenced operations

2004 – Hamelex White acquired

2004 – Parts joint venture established with Colrain Pty Ltd

2012 – Acquired Queensland Diesel Spares Pty Ltd (QDS), a major parts distributor in Queensland

2012 – AZMEB acquired

2012 – Acquired 80% of Transport Connection, South Australia

2013 – Colrain and Queensland Diesel Spares join to form rebranded parts business MaxiPARTS

2015 – MaxiPARTS moves into a new, state-of-the-art warehouse

2019 – Trout River is acquired

2020 – Hamelex White celebrates 25 years in operation

2021 – Freighter celebrates 75 years in operation