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Over five decades of Australian manufacturing experience at Truckmate

Since 1969 Truckmate has been manufacturing in Australia. As the company’s founder, Bob Hepworth, used to say: “a wise Australian, buys Australian.”

The last two years of Covid lockdowns and worldwide shipping issues has seen huge blowouts in both lead times and cost of imported products. Fortunately for original equipment manufacturers like Volvo/Mack, Daimler, Kenworth and Izuzu, Truckmate manufacturing in Sydney has meant minimal impact to cost and supply which has literally ‘kept Australia moving’.

Truckmate is proudly Australian owned and operated. It is the hard work, loyalty and teamwork that Truckmate credit their longevity and success. When asked about its strengths, Business Development Manager, Ross Grangers, says: “On the operations side of things we are always appreciative of our team on the factory floor and in the office who pull together when needed and put in discretionary effort to meet the needs of our customers. We also work closely with trusted long-term suppliers and a great team of dedicated contractors to keep manufacturing flowing.”

These aren’t Truckmate’s only strengths – its refurbished facilities span over two double-sized factories offering end to end control with manufacturing, warehousing and distribution all under one roof.

To stay at the top of its game Truckmate continues to reinvest in the business and its people. From upgraded machinery, brand new printing facility, internal and external training opportunities for staff, to R&D / product development with the University of Newcastle and ISO certification for Quality, WH&S and Environment – no wonder Truckmate is such a well trusted brand in both the light and heavy vehicle markets.

The sales & marketing team at Truckmate recently sponsored Supercar race car driver Todd Hazelwood. The partnership provides the company an excellent opportunity to expose its partners to unique experiences and align with other transport industry businesses such as Truck Assist. In May this year, Truckmate took two of its customers to a Supercar Drive Day for a drive with Todd and his teammate, travelling over 200 kilometres per hour for some adrenalin pumping fun.

Known for its quality products and customer-first approach, Truckmate is a trusted manufacturer of quality mudguards, mudflaps, components, load safety and customised accessories and compliance products.

Truckmate is always happy to talk with customers about customised solutions. With a number of R&D projects well underway, Truckmate is well equipped to help customers design products to meet their needs.

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