MaxiTRANS, has celebrated its haul at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show Awards, part of the country’s premier transport equipment trade show, by holding a presentation to its staff of over 400 at its primary manufacturing facility in Ballarat, Victoria.
- Best Component, Equipment or Service Innovation – Freighter® Hanging Load Restraint Gates
- Best Trailer – Freighter® T-Liner® Mark II with Hanging and Sliding Post Load Restraint Gates
- Best Australian Designed and Engineered Product – Freighter® T-Liner® Mark II
- Best Australian Manufactured Innovation – Freighter® T-Liner® Mark II
A number of MaxiTRANS staff accepted the awards at the ceremony in Ballarat on behalf of their colleagues, in what was a triumphant homecoming for the manufacturer and its prize-winning trailer.
The Freighter T-Liner Mark II removes up to 70% of the buckles required on a standard curtain sided trailer without loss of vertical curtain tension, via its patented non-slip buckle and curtain arc technology.
Freighter Hanging and Sliding Post Load Restraint Gates remove much of the weight of the gates when lifting them in and out of position, via a spring-assisted design. By removing weight from the gates, Freighter has significantly reduced the risk of shoulder sprains and strains, with significant work health and safety benefits.
“The recognition from the judges is testament to our innovation program focussing on increasing the operational safety and productivity of our products,” Dean said. “Over the past 3 years, via a list of product releases and upgrades, including those which won the awards in Brisbane, we truly believe that we have become the leading manufacturer of safe, efficient trailers in Australia and New Zealand.”
The Awards judges agreed, providing glowing feedback to Freighter’s winning products. “Safer, faster, better – Freighter’s T Liner Mk II offers significant benefits for drivers and operators alike,” they said. Regarding the company’s spring-assisted load restraint gates, they said “MaxiTRANS keeps pushing the boundaries of innovation across its range. This is exceptional R&D and practical for the supply chain.”
“If this was a team event for awards, they would be winning first place.”