Centurion takes over Queensland transport business

Centurion Transport has acquired a Rockhampton based transport business, as it works to continue to expand its national footprint.

Effective July 1, 2023, Rocky’s Own Transport has been acquired through an asset sale by Centurion Transport; with previous directors and staff all remaining with the business.

The transaction involves the acquisition of all the company’s assets being transitioned to be part of Centurion’s operations, further building out the company’s existing national presence throughout Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

In addition to its general and express freight, heavy haulage customers, Rocky’s Own Transport has predominantly served mining and resources customers with transporting explosives and dangerous goods. The business also provided logistics solutions to the Singapore Government when its armed forces conduct defence training exercises in Australia.

L-R: Rod Carige, Justin Cardaci and Bryan Smith.

Centurion CEO Justin Cardaci said the acquisition was part of Centurion’s broader strategy to expand the company’s operational footprint and expand its services to the mining and agriculture sectors, alongside its other refrigerated, fresh produce and general freight services throughout Australia.

“We have been carefully building our national presence and this acquisition reflects the strength of Rocky’s Own Transport and its market share in the key sectors in which it operates. Centurion has a solid presence in the mining and energy sectors, and this acquisition is a natural fit for us and an extension of our capabilities.”

The transaction means Centurion now employs more than 2000 people across Australia and the Rocky’s Own Transport team will be a great addition to Centurion’s existing Queensland operations.

“Bryan Smith and Rodney Carige and their team have built an incredibly robust business transporting dangerous goods in Queensland, WA, and NSW via depots in Rockhampton, Wacol, Helidon, Yarwun and Kalgoorlie through an established and successful network. We welcome the 300-plus Rocky’s Own employees into our business,” Cardaci said.

“We’re also excited about the career advancement prospects for our new employees that will come with them being part of Centurion and our national operations.”

Following the announcement, Rocky’s Own said it would be business as usual for its staff and the services its delivers to its customers. “Our primary goal is to ensure a seamless transition with Centurion and you can expect the same level of professionalism, quality and dedication that you have come to associate with our business.”

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