Goldstar Transport celebrates 20th anniversary with 100th Mercedes-Benz Actros

Goldstar Transport has celebrated its 20th anniversary in style, taking delivery of a special Mercedes-Benz Actros truck.

The Perth-based company has grown from a single rig to a fleet of 250, employing 450 people.

Goldstar Transport managing director, Sean Carren, recently took delivery of the company’s 100th Mercedes-Benz truck at a special event celebrating the company’s major milestone.

The 2663 is not just any Mercedes-Benz Actros, but a 25 Driver Edition model paying tribute to 25 years of Actros in Australia.

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, congratulated Carren on building such a successful business.

“Sean is passionate about looking after his customers and he extends the same attitude to the people who work for him,” he said.

“That spirit of support is at the centre of everything the Goldstar team does.

“Sean is hungry for innovation and excited about operating the safest and most efficient trucks in the market from Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso.

“I’d like to congratulate Sean on growing such a great business, which is a real pleasure to deal with, and wish Sean and the whole Goldstar team a very happy 20th anniversary.”

Goldstar still has all 100 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks it has purchased since 2016, as well as 27 Freightliner Cascadias and 62 Fuso Fighter and Shogun models.

It was also the first Western Australian operator to introduce an electric truck when it rolled out a 100 per cent electric Fuso eCanter in 2022.

Carren said the Mercedes-Benz trucks make sense for many reasons including their popularity.

“Mercedes-Benz make trucks that drivers want to drive, that is why we have 100 of them.”

Carren says the comfort and safety of the Actros trucks is also important.

“As a fleet truck there is no better for our most important asset, our people.”

Carren thanked Daimler Trucks Perth for its strong support at the special dinner, before adding that Goldstar could not have achieved all the milestones throughout its 20 years without all the people who have helped them along the way.

The Actros 25 Driver Edition Goldstar truck features a 630hp 16-litre six-cylinder OM473 engine, linked to the latest generation 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

It also has an optional Gigaspace cab, which is taller and provides more headroom and space for front-mounted cabinets above the windscreen.

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