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GLT unveils new Queensland facility in major shift

GLT has relocated to a brand-new state-of-the-art facility in Carole Park, Queensland, as part of a strategic move to expand its services and offerings.

At close to 15,000 square metres, the new facility not only provides GLT with the space to grow and expand its scope, but it more specifically gives the company an opportunity to enhance its in-house operations.

GLT CEO, Shay Chalmers, said almost every component of a trailer can now be made right inside the multi-million-dollar facility, affording GLT far greater control over the manufacturing life cycle.

“In a nutshell, this means the entire fabrication of our trailers, from start to finish, will take place inside the four walls of our Carole Park facility,” she said.

“This is a historic first for the company and this is the first facility of its kind to emerge in the national trailer industry in years.

“From fabrication, to sandblasting, washing and painting, we’ll now be able to conduct it all to our high standards onsite and the facility additionally boasts a wastewater treatment.”

According to Chalmers, GLT now boasts greater internal capabilities than ever before – with advanced manufacturing automation through to new equipment investment.

From increased product innovation to production capacity and even lower costs, the new Carole Park facility will also bring a raft of benefits to customers.

Most importantly, Chalmers said, it allows the fast-growing team to control the quality of their products in a way that’s simply not possible when key aspects are being outsourced.

“We can now control every single aspect of our trailer manufacturing and ensure it’s being conducted exactly as it was designed and intended,” she said.

“Having full control over the process and the quality of all the components also means increased throughput time and that results in increased production capacity.

“Then there’s the cost – because the facility is purpose built for trailer manufacturing there are significant efficiency gains so that means we’ll have greater control of cost which will naturally flow on to our customers.”

Being able to deliver these products to customers quicker, Chalmers said, is a key benefit, alongside far greater agility born from in-house manufacturing of all components.

GLT customers can also expect increased capacity to meet fleet trailer requirements.

“With more space, resources and even team members, we are now able to innovate and create the best solutions possible for our customers and this will have an incredible impact on the trailer industry,” Chalmers said.

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