From one truck to one of the largest privately owned business’ in WA – the CFC Group turns 50
The CFC Group has celebrated its 50th anniversary in style with a gala dinner event at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park.
Premier Mark McGowan was the guest of honour at the event which was attended by more than 200 people.
Long standing customers from across its business, suppliers and employees attended in recognition of the milestone and were entertained by comedian Vince Sorrenti and the band ARC.
With interests in transport and logistics, equipment distribution and mining and utilities services the CFC Group owns and operates businesses including; Centurion; Cape; Construction Equipment Australia and Redstar. It also has interests in property.
WA Premier Mark McGowan said fifty years in business was a milestone that reflected the strength, stability and success only a few companies can ever achieve
“In 1968 a simple paper advertisement spurred the Cardaci brothers to grab an opportunity with both hands, and it is this hard work, passion and persistence that has seen their business transform into one of Western Australia’s largest privately-owned companies.
“In addition to its corporate success, the CFC Group has made a significant direct social contribution to WA, especially in many of our regional communities.
“For the past 50 years the Group has been providing employment opportunities and investing heavily in infrastructure in regional WA,” the Premier said.
CFC Group Chairman Philip Cardaci said he was humbled by the milestone and paid tribute to customers, suppliers and employees for their support over the 50 years.
“I’m very proud of where we have come from. From a one truck operation that was founded by my father and uncle in 1968 to a business that employs more than 1200 people across 21 locations around Australia.
“I’m perhaps even more proud that we have stayed true to our values over the years and that these continue to be lived throughout the businesses.”
Mr Cardaci said that just as the business had been innovators in the past it must also be in the future.
“Whether we are providing enhanced visibility for supply chains or developing new equipment to do a job more efficiently, more productively or safely we must continue to innovate, continue to learn, and continue to deliver our promises and never ever give up.
“I’d like to thank our customers, suppliers and people. Without any of them we would not be where we are today,” Mr Cardaci concluded.