Centurion revels in lifting its Emerald profile
Familiar faces have helped national transport and logistics specialist Centurion hit the ground running over the past few months, with the company’s Emerald crew servicing a host of new clients and breaking new ground.
Centurion Emerald’s Branch Manager, Tom Mylrea, said the family owned private company’s decision late last year to establish three new bases in the Sunshine State had been timely.
“The company has been based in Western Australia for nearly five decades and, over that time, has expanded its services into the Northern Territory and now into Queensland. We have a base here in Emerald, another in Mackay and our state headquarters in Brisbane,” Mr Mylrea said.
“Clearly the acquisition of on-road assets from the receivers of McAleese Transport has helped us get under way but we’ve also added additional equipment and expertise since then.
“Most importantly, we have benefited from the wealth of local expertise when it came to appointing staff with all the right qualifications and experience.”
A widely-known industry leader in Central Queensland, former McAleese managing director Keith Price now heads up Centurion’s Queensland business, bringing with him a wealth of transport and logistics experience.
Based in Mackay, Mr Price has been travelling regularly to Emerald and Brisbane as the company expands its client base across the state.
Located just off the Gregory Highway in the Northern Industrial Estate, over the past six months Centurion has added extra prime movers, heavy lift equipment and trailers to its on-road fleet, allowing it to bid for – and win – a wide range of work.
“If you’re moving around our region, you will likely see our vehicles carting heavy loads, helping to position or reposition large objects and delivering key items to construction, infrastructure and mining sites,” Mr Mylrea said.
“For one of these projects, we collected more than 50 large concrete bridge beams in Rockhampton and trucked them around 300km, then our cranes provided on-site lift-and-shift services to drop them into place to upgrade bridges on a Bowen Basin mine access road.”