Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, MaxiTRANS has revealed its plans to press on with increasing its levels of production to support heightened demand among its semi-trailer brands.
Many industries have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Australia’s transport industry continues to play its pivotal role in keeping the nation moving.
At MaxiTRANS, the business will seek to fill approximately 60 roles across its Victorian and Queensland manufacturing facilities to meet market demand and support growth.
Roles include qualified welders, painters and labourers; as well as the opportunity for up to 15 apprentices to join the company’s apprenticeship program.
MaxiTRANS has seen an increase in demand for new equipment over the recent period and is looking to recruit in a range of roles to support the uplift.
“The support of our customers during these challenging times has been fantastic, while there will still be difficult times ahead, it is great to see confidence in and support of local manufacturing show positive signs of growth in the short term,” said Dean Jenkins, MaxiTRANS CEO and Managing Director.
While Government support programs, like JobKeeper and the Accelerate Depreciation Incentive, have allowed Australian businesses like MaxiTRANS to keep operations going, the increased demand for new equipment is a demonstration that there is an increased confidence from some sectors of the economy. This also comes after improved rainfall across many parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia which has been another catalyst for increased demand for tipper product across these regions.
“It is fantastic to see many regional and rural areas, which have been ravished by extended drought over recent years, seeing better rainfall in the lead up to this year’s harvest season,” said Mr Jenkins. “We have had a number of our customers discuss their tipper needs much earlier than usual to ensure they have the equipment they need, which really shows a boost in confidence for the agriculture sector.”