In early 2007, Australia’s largest automotive and logistics company, Automotive Holdings Group Limited (AHG), established Genuine Truck Bodies (GTB) and its sister company VSE Solutions in Dandenong South, Victoria.
Our mission was to provide the Australian rigid truck market with a modern facility offering the highest level of service and savings in time and money – minimising frustration and making life easier for truck dealers and customers.
This unique service would include:
With this in mind, AHG commissioned a modern 8,000 square metre purpose-built manufacturing centre equipped with the latest technology for GTB to assemble a wide range of truck bodies to the highest level of engineering and modifications to meet customers’ requirements – on top of VSE’s 12,000 square metre vehicle storage yard (now tripled in size to 36,000 square metres) and 2000 square metre engineering plant.
Since then, the story at GTB has been one of steady growth, not only in output but also in diversity of manufacture, product offerings and wide-ranging service to the Australian truck marketplace. Our flow line production system ensures quick throughput and delivery.
Truck body production commenced in August 2008 when the exclusive import rights were signed for GTB’s range of 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 pallet curtain- sider bodies. These bodies gave the market a standardised product with the reliability for Australian conditions.
Responding to customer acceptance and demands, new production lines have since been added to manufacture steel trays, Monopan® and FRP van bodies, aluminium tray assembly, tipping trays, rental van bodies and semi-trailers.
Importantly, GTB has increasingly focused on our industry-leading light and robust refrigerated and freezer trailers. We built our first refrigerated trailer just over five years ago, but now have produced more than 500, using our Genuine Manufacturing System, ensuring on-time delivery.
GTB’s competitive advantages include a highly trained and professional work force, modern facilities, the latest technology supported by extensive R&D and customer input.
GTB offers the truck market place business solutions that will meet specific customer requirements and solve their supply chain concerns, supported by sales and technical advice that ensures our customers get the best return on their investment.