CFC Group HistorySince brothers Carl and Frank Cardaci purchased their first truck in 1968 and officially incorporated Centurion in 1971, the CFC Group has grown significantly. Our progress can be broken up into four phases; opportunity, growth, consolidation and expansion.
Centurion commenced major upgrades to its Port Hedland and Broome facilities and expanded its services in oil and gas with the purchase of OGT from BIS as well as launching a heavy haulage service. In recognition of our long standing relationship, Centurion was awarded Rio Tinto’s Innovation and Improvement Award.
Centurion acquires Coles Supermarket contract for South West region of WA from BIS and Hampton's General Freight Services to and from Kalgoorlie. Centurion commenced its partnership with the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club.
New $40m purpose built freight terminal opened in Hazelmere, Perth.
Centurion takes over local courier company Urgent Freight.
Centurion sign a 5 year contract with Rio Tinto.
Centurion purchases Brambles Ltd WA operations.
Carl and Frank step aside to concentrate on their property interests.
Marc takes management control of Centurion.
Marc Cardaci, son of Frank, commences with Centurion.
Frank and Carl reject offer from Holmes a Court to take over Centurion.
A new transport depot completed in Bayswater, Perth.
After picking up several transport contracts, the founders decided to incorporate Centurion Transport Co Pty Ltd.
Brothers Frank and Carl Cardaci commence a partnership in transport, purchasing a used truck with the aim of reselling.
CFC Holdings becomes single franchise focused and changes its trading name to JCB Construction Equipment Australia.
Start of Construction Equipment Financial Services.
CFC Holdings purchases CEA (East Coast).
Construction Equipment Australia Rentals begins in South Australia.
CEA appointed as dealer for Daewoo (Doosan). CFC Holdings opens South Australian branch, is appointed as dealer for JCB & Daewoo (Doosan) and purchases 8% share of CEA.
Volvo takes over Samsung resulting in CEA & CFC Holdings losing this distribution. CEA take on JCB distribution.
Bobcat changes distribution. CEA takes on Gehl skidsteers.
CEA become Soosan hammers distributor.
CFC Holdings appointed the Samsung dealer.
CEA become Samsung & NPK hammers distributor.
Philip Cardaci, son of Frank, takes over management of CFC Holdings.
CEA become Bobcat and Liebherr distributor.
Construction Equipment Australia Pty Ltd (CEA) begins as Furukawa distributor.
CFC Holdings Pty Ltd incorporated.
Underground Services achieved 365 days LTI free and received the Gold Worksafe Award. The Ecoplough was also awarded a High Commendation at the Engineers Australia Awards.
Underground Services unveil their new patented EcoPlough technology and complete their first wind farm project in Jamestown SA.
The Cardaci family purchase the remaining shares of Underground Services and the company joins the CFC Group.
Cardaci family purchased 50% of Underground Services Australia.
Commenced the first State Underground Power Program (SUPP) in partnership with Western Power.
Underground Services Australia is established by Peter Rowles, initially focusing on the installation of gas mains in built up areas.
Cape Crushing completed the Koolan Island Seawall project.
Completed the build of the Crushing Module at BHPB Kambalda Nickel Concentrator Plant.
Cape Crushing commenced works at FMG.
Commenced works at MGI Koolan Island.
Commenced Geology & Exploration works within the BHPB North Eastern Goldfields (GEX).
Cape Crushing commenced Quad Road Train Ore haulage at BHPB Cliffs.
Commenced works at Xstrata COSMOS mine.
Cape Crushing commenced works at BHPB Kambalda Nickel Concentrator Plant.
Cape Crushing commenced works at BHPB Mt Keith Nickel Operations.
Cape Crushing commenced works at BHPB Leinster Nickel Operations.
Commenced works at the Super Pit KCGM.
Cape Crushing was founded by Leanne & Mike Heddon.