Leading Trailer Manufacturer Secures New Headquarters in Carole Park

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One of Australia’s leading trailer manufacturers, GLT (formerly Graham Lusty Trailers), has secured a major new headquarters facility in Carole Park.

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The company has signed an 11-year lease with on a 15,000sqm state-of-the-art office and warehouse facility at 2/39 Silica Street, Carole Park. The move to the purpose-built trailer manufacturing facility comes after GLT consolidated its operations from two warehouses in Crestmead, Logan. 

According to GLT Chief Executive Shay Chalmers, the strategic relocation to Carole Park will allow the company to greatly expand its in-house manufacturing capabilities and have complete control over the entire production lifecycle.

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Ms Chalmers explained that with the new Carole Park facility, the entire trailer production process from fabrication to repairs and painting will be conducted in-house to their high standards, with the site also featuring a wastewater treatment plant. 

The new facility, previously occupied by trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS, boasts state-of-the-art features tailored for trailer production. Industry sources estimate GLT’s lease is valued between $130 to $140 per square metre.

Whilst they had initially planned a move for 2025-26, Ms Chalmers revealed that the opportunity to acquire the custom-built Carole Park site prompted them to expedite their growth plans, executing a three-year strategy in just 12 months.

The expanded Carole Park headquarters will enable GLT to considerably increase its production capacity, staff count from the current 130, and triple its repairs operations. Ms Chalmers highlighted this as “one of the greatest milestones” in the company’s history, stating they plan to double their output in the next three years by tripling their staff and manufacturing capabilities to deliver better quality and innovation.

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The fully self-contained manufacturing setup will provide GLT with enhanced quality control, increased production throughput, cost efficiencies to pass onto customers, and a dedicated research and development area to drive future trailer innovations, according to Chalmers.

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Ms Chalmers added that this was a historic first for GLT and the first facility of its kind in the national trailer industry in years. The enhanced research and development component will ensure the company remains at the forefront of trailer innovation in Australia.

Published 21-May-2024