A father and son duo – Anthony and Chris Devereux – is taking Loadmass to the next level. Last year, effective 1 July 2023, Reux Holdings took over as the new owner of the On-Board Mass (OBM) system specialist. Both Anthony and Chris serve as Directors and bring decades of truck business experience with them.
In addition to Loadmass, they also own and operate a Big Wheels truck alignment franchise in Sydney and have many years of heavy vehicle truck repair experience – working for many fleet operators, big and small.
This next chapter for Loadmass honours the legacy of Frank Parker, the man who started the Loadmass business but decided to retire and travel Australia in a motor home he has been building for many years.
“Loadman/Airtec products were represented for many years by Frank’s business and we saw it as a good fit to complement our existing workshop business and meet the needs of the ever changing industry,” Chris says – adding that the business has also upgraded to a 3,000-square-metre facility at 49 Holbeche Road. “We have integrated it with our existing workshop and truck alignment business. We have also invested heavily in stock to ensure we can meet the demands of customers to reduce lead times.”
The company has since acquired two new vehicles for mobile fitting, covering Sydney, Canberra, the mid north coast and central west areas of New South Wales. It is also expanding its installation agent teams in major capital cities.
“We have also installed in-house weighing facilities to speed up the calibration process and reduce fitment times,” Chris says. “We are looking to get installations completed within one week of order for standard systems, so the truck is in and out same day – fitted and calibrated.”
Since taking over, Chris says the staff has effectively doubled to ensure the right people are in the right place to service customers.
The Loadman OBM systems that Loadmass provides are approved for all Transport Certification Australia (TCA) requirements.
“We have worked closely with many telematics providers to ensure our systems are fully compatible,” Chris says.
While the Loadman weighing systems are manufactured in the US with quality components, Loadmass is the Australian distributor which also engages in localised design and customisation to ensure they meet fleet requirements.
“We are able to offer systems for rigids, prime movers, trailers and we can offer suspension-based systems to suit spring suspension and air bag suspension,” Chris says. “We can also offer muti-trailer systems and have supplied a number of large fleets with Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approved OBM solutions.”
As an alternative to suspension-based systems, the team also offer Loadcell systems.
“We are looking forward to a bright future for the business and we are committed to supplying quality OBM solutions for our existing customers and new customers alike,” Chris says. “Give us a call to discuss your requirements.”