Trailer Gates Australia: Aussie made, Aussie quality

Family owned and operated, Trailer Gates Australia (TGA) is committed to the design and manufacture of high quality, made-to-measure truck and trailer gates – produced right here in Australia, from locally sourced steel and aluminium.

When current owner of TGA, Duncan Stewart, took over the business in January 2023, his plan was to really shake things up. And he’s done just that, placing a greater focus on the quality of materials used and on providing exceptional customer service.

In TGA’s biggest change to date, the company has moved away from cheaper imported Chinese steel and now exclusively uses quality Australian Bluescope Steel and Capral Aluminium for all its products.

TGA ships out hundreds of truck and trailer gates Australia wide, every week. Image: TGA

“At TGA, we’re not focused on cost-cutting, instead we’re focused on onshoring – bringing jobs back to Australia. By building with Australian steel and aluminium, it keeps more locals in jobs and keeps the money here in Australia too,” explained Stewart.

“Some of our main competitors offer inferior products imported from overseas; and although these trailer gates might be a little cheaper at the outset, they don’t have the same level of quality and durability that you’ll find in every gate that leaves TGA’s warehouse.”

TGA’s truck and trailer gates are typically made to order, however TGA also offers a range of off-the-shelf gate sizes too, with no wait time. 

“We provide a range of services and can custom make any sort of gate for trucks and trailers from heavy duty load racks to lightweight alloy gates, or flat tray tautliners. We build gates for everyone,” Stewart added.

With customers located across the country, TGA ships out hundreds of truck and trailer gates Australia wide, every week.

TGA boasts an impressive list of clientele including major trailer manufacturers. Some of its major customers include Krueger, MaxiTrans, MaxiParts, Hunter Express, Drake Group, Freighter, Alltruck Bodies, Shepparton Body Builders, Beavertail Trailers, Border Express, Mainfreight, West-Trans, TR Group, NE Engineering, Combined Truck Bodies and Alma.

TGA currently employs seven people, including highly qualified master welders, who specialise in galvanised steel and alloy.

Their expertise helps ensure quality is maintained through every stage of the production process.

Based in the Melbourne suburb of Thomastown, strategically located just off the M80 Ring Road, the facility has plenty of room onsite, offering easy truck access, even for B-doubles.

In just over a year at the helm of his new business, Stewart’s leadership has already had a major impact on quality and service – and the future is looking very bright.

“It’s exciting times ahead for us here at TGA,” said Stewart, as he revealed his next big move for the business.

“Within the next 18 months or so, we’re also planning on moving towards robotics, which will lead to greater precision, and a greater capacity to deal with larger clients. We believe that by investing in this high-tech machinery, we’ll be able to double our current output.”

TGA is ready and capable to take on new clients, including major trailer and truck body builders. Wholesalers are also welcome to contact the team.

For more information, please call 03 9465 3225 or visit trailergatesaustralia.com.au.

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