THE OFFICIAL EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER OF THE CFC GROUP
AROUND THE GROUP
CEA WINS 2019 GLOBAL DEALER OF THE YEAR AT
JCB GLOBAL DEALER CONFERENCE
JCB recently held its annual Top 50 range suitable to the Australian work of CEA and our global dealer
Dealer Conference in Germany at its market conditions and focusing on network and this is a great way for us
new state of the art facility, where aftersales service and support,” said to recognize their achievements.”
dealers from around the world were Hylton.
recognised for their outstanding CEA credits its success to a focus on
commitment to the industry and the The awards are determined by a delivering customer value throughout
broader customer base. number of criteria including retail the ownership experience. The CEA
performance, parts and service business has also recetly relocated to
Construction Equipment Australia training and support, as well as a state start of the art facility allowing
(CEA) was honoured to be awarded investment and development of the the business to provide even greater
Global Dealer of the Year at this dealer network. support.
prestigious event. CEA CEO Hylton
Taylor was in attendance to accept “The Global Dealer of the Year Award “It’s a really exciting time in our
the award. is an opportunity for JCB to recognise business,” said Hylton. “The
dealers who represent all of the technology we are seeing come
“It’s a great honour to be recognised elements that make up a successful through and the capacity to service
for all the hard work our team, and business,” said Richard Myles, and support our customers will
dealer network have been able to do General Manager JCB Sales - Pacific allow us to manage customers’
in challenging market conditions. We Region. expectations and machinery better
pride ourselves on our focus to deliver than we’ve ever been able to before.”
value to our widespread customer “JCB would not be able to successfully
base providing an extensive product grow without the continued hard Centurion Family
Launch of CEA Petroleum
See more on page 7 See more on page 13
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT CAPE’S NEW CEO? SEE PAGE 8
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Chairman’s message Team,
By: Philip Cardaci With the Christmas season approaching it is a good
time to reflect on our achievements in the past 12
Our utilities infrastructure and mining services
business, Cape, has undergone a turnaround in
operational performance in the past three years,
driven largely by CEO Peter Rowles. In October Peter
stepped down from leading Cape, and I would like to
publicly thank him for the significant contribution he has made to help the Cape team regenerate and re-
energise to build the strong foundations needed for growth. Peter delivered two long term client contracts
and over time has driven an increase in revenue by more than 50 percent.
Congratulations to Greg Hutchinson who has taken over from Peter as the Cape CEO. Greg began with
Cape in mid-2018 and it was always intended that at some point Greg would take over the reins from Peter.
Our machinery distribution business, CEA, also had one of its most successful years in its history. In
October, CEA won the JCB Global Dealer of the Year award, beating hundreds of businesses around the
world, including UK and Indian dealers. The award ceremony was held in Germany with Hylton receiving
the award on behalf of CEA.
CEA has just opened new, custom-built premises in Horningsea Park in Sydney. The facility sets a new
benchmark for machinery dealerships and will form part of the foundation of continued growth of the CEA
business. Similar facilities are planned for Brisbane and Perth.
I want to welcome the new staff and customers who join the CFC Group as a result of Centurion’s acquisition
of Regal Transport. This is an exciting acquisition and is closely aligned to our vision and mission.
In addition to bolt-on growth, Centurion has also recently opened new branches in Rockhampton and
Derby to strengthen our Queensland and WA networks.
I would like to congratulate four trainees who are graduating from the Frank Cardaci Traineeship Program,
Joselin Hollingsworth, Jake Harris, Jalla Gulla and Kaelee Hamlett.
This program aims to change the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth by giving them employment
opportunities with ongoing support and guidance. Graduation from the program is an important part of
their career and personal development and I look forward to watching Jake, Jalla, Joselin and Kaelee
Christmas safety is an absolute priority, whether you are at work, home or socialising with friends and
family. It is important to stay vigilant whilst on the roads, especially during the Christmas break. Thank
you, Centurion, for your continued Christmas Safety Campaign messages.
On a sad note we lost one of our team members Alan Edwards whilst he was working. I would like all of us
to think of Alan’s family over the Christmas period.
Lastly, I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas. Thank you for your individual and
collective contributions in 2019 and we look forward to an exciting new year ahead. Please stay safe on the
roads and at home.
Think Safe, Act Safe
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KEVIN ENNIS: Congratulations to Kevin Ennis on reaching 10 years of
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS service with Atlas CEA! Kevin started at Atlas CEA as
General Manager 10 years ago and is now following his
passion of sales and enjoying his challenging role as
General Manager of Sales.
Kevin, thank you for being such a valuable and loyal
member of the team. Your knowledge, hard work and
dedication are greatly appreciated. We wish you continued
success in your career.
2019 NEWMAN “BLOODY
Centurion proudly supported the 2019 annual “Bloody
Slow Cup” in Newman in October.
The Bloody Slow Cup is an annual event held to
commemorate the lives of four Western Australian Police
Officers tragically killed in a plane crash whilst responding
to a call for assistance in 2001.
The event includes a remembrance ceremony surrounded
by a series of local sporting events held to fundraise for
WA Police Legacy Inc.
Left to right: Kevin Ennis – General Manager of Sales This all culminates in the Bloody Slow Cup (Bledisloe Cup),
Atlas CEA and Richard Crowe – Executive General a fiercely contested rugby match between local members
Manager Atlas CEA of the Australian and New Zealand communities.
Centurion provided transportation of gear from Perth to
Newman and staff from around the country attended in
support of this worthwhile event. It was also great to see the Australia and New Zealand teams posing for a photo
with our NAIDOC trailer!
Players from the Australian and New Zealand teams pose with Centurion’s
NAIDOC trailer at the 2019 “Bloody Slow Cup” in Newman, WA
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CEO Corner investment into the industry and capacity to support
our extensive customer base, now and well in to the
By: Hylton The move has taken a great deal of planning and been
Taylor executed professionally ensuring a relatively smooth
transition for all of the staff involved, with minimal
2019 has been a year of change and achievement within disruption to customers. I thank everyone for their
the CEA business. While the industry has suffered under patience and support during this time, and look forward
challenging market conditions, declining approximately to welcoming everyone to our official launch of the site
15% for the year, CEA pleasingly exceeded 10% in the new year.
market share for the first time ever. Growing share in
a decreasing market is a huge credit to our team and Supporting our growth strategy has also meant
places the business in a strong position as we look to investment in new staff, where pleasingly we have added
continue building on this foundation and achieving an additional head count in to parts and logistics, business
even stronger result next year. analytics and marketing functions. As the team grows,
we aim to better understand and support the market
At the recent JCB Top 50 Dealer Conference, held in and ultimately achieve our ambitious targets.
Germany we were pleased to be presented with the ‘JCB
Global Dealer of the Year Award’. Another outstanding I’d like to personally thank everyone for their efforts
achievement for the business and our dedicated team. this year. There have been challenging times but to
Awards of this nature are the culmination of many the credit of our loyal team we have not only overcome
years of work, and commitment from loyal staff who these but positioned ourselves well for the future.
have been with the business for a long period of time
and have played a key role in the evolution of CEA, in to Finally, as the holiday period quickly approaches, I’d
the business it is today. like to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas.
If you are heading away please travel safe, take your
Pleasingly the new custom-built Sydney premises has time and enjoy a well-deserved break. 2020 will be
been completed with the CEA Head Office, National another exciting year for CEA and I look forward to
Parts Distribution Centre, JCB, Dynapac and Atlas working with our team to deliver even greater results
Copco branches all moving in to the one large state in the year ahead.
of the art facility. This site will be the benchmark for
all of our branches moving forward showcasing our Take Care,
The newly-completed custom built CEA premises in Sydney
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JCB CEA LAUNCHES ELECTRIC MINI EXCAVATOR
The new JCB electric excavator is the quietest Key features of the 19C-1 E-TEC include:
digger in its range and delivers zero emissions.
Designed to meet a growing need for zero-emission • Three lithium-ion battery packs providing a
environmentally-friendly construction equipment, 312Ah (15kWh) storage capacity
JCB CEA will launch the electric-drive 19C-1 E-TEC
mini excavator to the market at the beginning of • A standard load-sensing hydraulic system
2020. delivering powerful digging performance
The 19C-1 E-TEC will provide contractors with • Convenient on-board charger with 230V input for
a zero-emission, low-noise solution, allowing 6-hour recharging capability
them to work independently, in late night urban
conditions, within buildings and even in rail tunnels • Comprehensive battery management system
with no requirement for costly exhaust extraction ensures full-shift availability
equipment. The 19C-1 E-TEC points the way to a
new zero-emission future for JCB mini excavators. • Fast charge option on launch allowing a full
charge in 2.5 hours
RACQ Life Flight Charity Golf Day
Left to Right: Lyndsay Arndt, David Buttigieg, Ben English, Mandy Hentchel and Kevin Ennis
The QLD Atlas CEA sales team attended the annual With special guests including ex NRL players Alfie
Charity and Networking Golf day in aid of the RACQ Langer and Andrew G in attendance it certainly was
LifeFlight. an exciting day.
Fortunately for our team their sales and product
The mission of LifeFlight Australia is to provide knowledge far outweigh their ability to play golf with
critical care transportation to ill or injured patients the team coming in last place.
in a safe, compassionate, efficient, and expeditious
manner. Atlas CEA is proud to have sponsored a hole Regardless, a great day was had by all and we are
for this fantastic charity event. looking forward to attending next year’s event.
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FIVE minutes with Kerry McCauley
Name and position?
Kerry McCauley National Telehandler Product
What have you enjoyed and found interesting about
Challenging myself to become confident on the
product has been my core focus, being part of a
team that has a can do attitude has been a pleasure
to be involved in.
What is the most unusual thing to happen in your
At my previous company I was given the opportunity
to work in New Zealand for almost two years
being the conduit between the manufacturer and
distributor, I have found this has provided me good
stead now working for CEA.
How do you fill your spare time? Kerry McCauley
Spending time with my family. National Telehander Product Manager
What is your favourite type of music (artist and What is your most valuable possession and why?
song) and film? My brother’s referees badge for football. He passed
I enjoy all type of music depending on the time of away many years ago now and this will always be
the day, good rock bands new and old would be my one of my most valuable possessions.
If you had a time machine what historical period
What single item would you take with you if you would you go back to and why?
were marooned on a desert island? I love the 1920s everything was so much simpler
Anyone who knows me would know this answer back then, the clothing, art and music would have
would be my running shoes been amazing.
What is your favourite food and do you cook it? What is your favourite holiday destination and
Thai hands down and no sorry I am not a good cook why?
so I don’t pain my family with my cooking. Hawaii is my happy place, I do enjoy exploring new
places to holiday.
JAMES WINS MEDALS James Mckinlay-Hendley, yard hand in the Centurion
Kalgoorlie fuels team, recently competed at the Special
Olympics State Games in Rockingham, held on the 5th and
6th of October 2019.
Over 100 athletes competed over the weekend in a variety
of sports from athletics, wwimming & football, through
to golf and even ten pin bowling. This year’s event also
included lighting the first ever Special Olympics WA State
James with his colleagues from the Kalgoorlie James picked up 3 medals over the weekend; a bronze
fuel team; Justin Andrew - Fuel Manger and Joelle medal for football, and two silver medals in shotput and
Burns - Fleet scheduler javelin.
Well done James on this fantastic achievement!
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Redstar Equipment Rebrands to Atlas CEA
Left to right: Katrina Williams, Kelly Ninyett, Peta Corbett, Ilze Du
Plessis, David Buttigieg and Ben English
On the 2nd of September 2019, Redstar Equipment officially rebranded to Atlas CEA.
It is business as usual for the dedicated team on the ground as we continue to distribute and service Atlas
Copco equipment, via our four branches and growing dealer network, with the same commitment to service
and support we are renowned for.
A noticeable change has been the company’s marketing and brand collateral from Redstar to Atlas CEA.
This has included a new website, letterheads, business cards and email addresses. Each branch has had
new uniforms distributed to staff. All service and sales vehicles now feature the new company name and
logo as part of their livery.
This has been a very exciting time for the company and we strongly believe the new name will generate
greater visibility and a stronger association with the world renowned Atlas Copco brand.
Along with the recent re-brand of the
Redstar business to Atlas CEA we
have taken the initiative to also launch
our focussed commercial petroleum
equipment business, CEA Petroleum
Across the CFC Group all of our
customers have the need to store,
dispense, filter and monitor diesel,
petrol, lubricants, waste oil and
adblue. CEAPET has been developed
to provide a focus on the growth of this
complementary range of products and
services to the group’s customer base.
CEAPET is headed up by Paul Morgan, LAUNCH OF CEA PETROLEUM
who in turn reports through to Richard
Crowe, the GM of Atlas CEA. Paul steady flow of assembly work in the If you have a customer who requres
has been working with the Atlas CEA Atlas CEA workshop and a range of assistance with their diesel, petrol,
team for 18 months now achieving a field service opportunities. lubricants, waste oil or adblue
steady increase in Self Bunded Tank storage and dispensing please make
and associated equipment sales Take a peek at the CEAPET website at contact with Paul on 0488 214 514 or
through the Atlas CEA customer www.ceapet.com.au. [email protected]
base. The range of work won includes
new equipment supply, the upgrade
of existing customer equipment, a
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CEO already feel immense pride for this company, and for the
Corner people who make it what it is. The future of Cape looks
very bright. We owe this to the contribution of every
By: Greg Hutchinson member of our team, and the inspiring strength and
support of the CFC Group. I look forward to working with
you all to create greater successes and opportunities
well into the future.
Having moved into the position of CEO of Cape in October, As the end of the year fast approaches, I wish you and
I’d like to start by thanking everyone for making my your families a very safe and happy festive season,
transition into the role such a smooth one.
CFC’s core values were one of the main attributes that Greg Hutchinson.
drew me to this company. Over the last few months
these values have come to the fore in helping me take on GRIENGTRHOUDTUCCHIINNGS:ON
the challenges of my new position. The professionalism,
humanity and courtesy shown to me has reinforced that It was recently announced that Peter Rowles would be
we don’t just talk about our values, we live by them. handing over his role as Cape’s CEO for the past 6 years
This makes me feel even more proud and privileged to to Greg Hutchinson who had been serving as the COO.
hold the position I do within our company. This eventual succession was something that was part
Change can often be daunting, so outgoing CEO Peter of Cape’s long term plan and will allow Cape to advance
Rowles and myself worked very closely for 18-months on into the next phase of company growth and development.
a succession plan that would strengthen the company, We took a few minutes to chat to Greg Hutchinson about
and cause as little disruption as possible. I trust that a his industry journey, joining Cape, the succession and his
couple of months in, you now all feel secure in knowing projections for where the company is headed.
that I’m not about change for change’s sake. I’m about
strengthening what we already have, and making sure Q: Talk us through your background before joining Cape
every member of our team is very much a part of that. A: Prior to Cape I was in the construction industry for over
What we already have at Cape is a strong business built twenty years and worked for a number of contractors
around exceptional people. I have come into the role in the civil infrastructure and mining services space.
of CEO with an incredible foundation on which to build I’ve had the opportunity to work all around Australia
this business further, and with a plan to create more and also to work overseas. I’ve worked on some major
opportunities for everyone within the company. infrastructure projects over in London on the road
On the business front, our current projects are solid, infrastructure network, I’ve worked in the Northern
and our team is working impressively on growing our Territory, New South Wales and Queensland.
customers. We have a strong selection process when it
comes to the clients and projects we engage with. Our Q: What initially attracted you to working at Cape?
focus is on establishing long-term relationships with A: The opportunity to work with Cape came through our
partners that share our values. This provides security previous CEO Peter Rowles, I certainly thank him for the
and opportunity for every member of our team. opportunity to come into Cape. Cape has a very good
reputation within the industry with regards to the way in
which it undertakes its work, the professional manner
in which it works and the quality of the work that Cape
undertakes. The values of the business are very much
aligned with my values.
Whilst we continue to build on our solid foundation Q: How did you go transitioning from your initial role as
in Western Australia, the reach of the CFC Group is COO to your new role as CEO?
aiding our further expansion into the east coast. We A: When I was brought into the business it was always
are currently exploring opportunities that have arisen fairly clear and transparent regarding the succession
through Cape’s acquisition of Dunstans, with prospects plan. Peter had come back into the business during a
looking very promising. As these gateways into the east difficult time and his intention was always to hand over
coast open, they will create greater opportunities for the CEO position and role and the intent was for that
everyone. process to take between twelve and eighteen months.
It is only early days of my tenure as CEO of Cape and I During that period we’d been working together for me to
understand the business better, understand the people,
understand our business partners [continued on page 9]
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and then try and set the business up for success moving
forward. So this involved trying to set the foundations
through our strategy and then looking to deliver on that
Q: How will you continue to build on the strong Cape CEO Greg Hutchinson with Senior HSE Coordinator
foundations laid by Peter over the years? Darren Wilkinson at the Cape yard in Perth
A: In the strategy which we’d set up, we had a twelve
month, three year and five year plan. We’re very much and then trying to align those; will be best for the person
just over a year into that plan. That strategy will continue and best for the business moving forward.
along the same lines so there won’t be too many drastic
changes to that plan. Some of the areas that were Q: Where do you see Cape going in 5-10 years?
identified that really need some more support and A: I believe that the business is certainly in a very
strengthening within the business are the development strong position and has set up a really good foundation
of our people to ensure that we are aligning ourselves to diversify itself not just in Western Australia in the
with the right business partners and choosing the right services that we offer but also nationally through CFC’s
work to undertake and also looking after our plant. Our recent acquisition of Dunstans. Dunstans gives us a
plant’s resources are fundamental to the way in which great foothold into the east coast of Australia. We some
we do business and so we need to make sure that our really good opportunities to partner with them but then
plant is operating at its peak performance. also for Dunstans to build that capability and bring Cape
across to the east coast.
Q: Describe the company’s major targets regarding the
launch of the new competency framework
A: The main focus is for the engagement of all of our
people within the business. A lot of the feedback that
we’ve received over the last twelve months has been that
people are wanting to further develop themselves. We
believe through the engagement of our people and putting
a framework in place that will give clear understanding
our expectations, understanding the needs of our people
Cape Secures Rio Tinto Miscellaneous
Cape has been awarded a contract by • realignment of existing raw “It is very pleasing to be awarded this
Rio Tinto in relation to its Robe Valley water services; contract, which is highly technical
Sustaining Project. and will require significant interface
• horizontal directional drilling management as we will be working
The project is located approximately below live rail lines; in a live brownfields environment,”
140 km southwest of Karratha in the said Mr Hutchinson.
Pilbara, WA. • installation of communication
infrastructure; and “This contract will draw on Cape’s
The scope of the contract includes: extensive underground services
• removal and decommissioning of pedigree encompassing power, water
• relocation and modifications to existing underground services and communications infrastructure
existing electrical services; as well as civil and HDD.
Cape is also contracted to install We look forward to working in
• installation pf both overhead and both overhead and underground partnership with Rio Tinto on the
underground 33kV powerlines; 33 kV powerlines, communication Project.”
infrastructure and pole and pad
• installation of pole and pad mounted transformers. Works are anticipated to take six
mounted transformers; months to complete.
Our CEO Greg Hutchinson said it’s a
• construction of waste fines great project and the contract is well
pipelines; suited to CAPE’s service offering.
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PETER ROWLES FINAL MESSAGE
Since early 2018 I have been Greg has led Cape’s day-to- that provides Tier 1 results.
discussing Cape’s leadership day business operations since
succession program with our 2018, with a focus on creating 3. Optimising our plant:
parent company, the CFC Group. sustainable success for our clients Maximising plant availability
through fit-for-purpose planning and providing the right
We both wanted to ensure that an and constructive consultation. equipment at the right time
orderly transition of leadership to meet our customers’
responsibilities at some time in Greg had input into, and has been requirements.
the future. implementing, our Strategic Plan,
so we expect the transition will be Greg has a clear vision for Cape’s
On the 7th of November, that relatively seamless. future, and I hope that you will
succession plan reached a support him and continue to
significant milestone, as I He will continue Cape’s focus on: provide Cape with the same level
transitioned to a new role within 1. Developing our people: of drive and energy that you have
the business and former Chief brought to work each day for me
Operating Officer Greg Hutchinson Attracting and retaining whilst I was the CEO. The drive
was promoted to become Chief people with the right culture will continue to help deliver
Executive Officer. and values, and providing sustainable success for our
training and development clients.
When CFC brought me back into opportunities so they can
the Cape business in 2016, it was reach their personal and I won’t be finishing up with Cape
never intended to be forever. And professional potential.- just yet. I will be working on
when we hired Greg in mid-2018 a number of special projects,
it was intended that at some point 2. Growing our customers: including ensuring we capture
in the future Greg would succeed Selecting the right business the opportunities available to us
me as CEO. partners and seeking greater from the recent acquisition of
involvement at a deeper level the Dunstans business in Victoria
After starting work in 1983 and to understand their business which gives us a national footprint.
founding Underground Services needs better. Growing our
Australia 36 years ago, the time is national footprint. Proving I have enjoyed my time at
right to handover to Greg. ourselves as a capable, Underground, and subsequently
flexible and nimble operator at Cape after the two businesses
Yes, both businesses have had
their ups and downs, however I’ve
enjoyed (nearly) every day, due
largely to the people at Cape and,
of course, our customers.
To each of you, thank you for the
part you have played in building
Cape to the success it is today, and
I wish you well for the future you
will enjoy under Greg’s leadership
and with the support of other
members of the executive team.
Kind regards and stay Safe,
Former Cape CEO Peter Rowles Peter Rowles.
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CCFOARMPAEPM’ESETWENONERCWKY As part of Cape’s key priority of Developing our People,
Cape is currently implementing a Competency Framework
to foster a culture where employees are motivated both
individually and within their teams to deliver for CAPE.
Through leadership and coaching excellence, CAPE strives
to create a great place to work for its people and deliver
customer service and ultimately an awesome customer
experience to its customers.
The Competency Framework has been developed to demonstrate the behaviours required to enable
Leaders and employees to focus on the things that will make the biggest difference to personal and
organisational change, improvement and growth. There are 3 phases:
Phase One: Understanding our business
Rolling out new position descriptions outlining clear expectations and position responsibilities so our
employees are informed about the business needs.
Phase Two: Aligning Cape needs with employee needs
Collaboration between managers and their employees to align performance to competencies for the role
and the RIPPA Values. Allowing the business to understand any gaps and provide feedback and identify
career goals and aspirations.
Phase Three: Training & Development
Creation of individual and team development plans and close any gaps that may exist, as well as recognise
individual high performance and commence career planning activities.
MOUNT GIBSON IRON CONTRACT UPDATE
Trailers being loaded on to the barge by the Centurion Derby team, headed for Koolan Island
Centurion has commenced servicing its new contract to Centurion Chief Executive Justin Cardaci said the
provide logistical support for Mount Gibson Iron’s (MGI) business is well placed to effectively service the Koolan
Koolan Island facility. Centurion will transport freight to Island facility due to its significant industry experience
Derby, where it will travel to the island by barges operated with similar operations in Western Australia.
by independent contractors on behalf of Centurion.
“Centurion has a long and extensive history of providing
The contract involves an extensive range of logistics safe and reliable supply chain solutions to customers
solutions, including general freight, refrigerated operating in the mining industry,” he said.
freight, bulk freight and other services. Through its
holistic service capabilities, Centurion will support “Our offering is based on an experienced mining support
camp facilities, equipment maintenance and production solution which has safety at its core and provides efficient,
requirements over a three-year period. visible tools tailored to client requirements. This allows
logistics management to be performed in a controlled
To streamline service delivery to MGI, Centurion’s ‘Off- manner throughout the entire process.
site Receiving’ (OSR) service will come into operation
early 2020. Centurion’s Perth Hub will receive, stocktake “This not only enables planning and scheduling to be
the goods, then receipt goods directly into MGI’s more precise, but also allows operators to remove
computer system and hold for storage until ready to working capital that is in place to buffer supply chain
travel to Koolan Island. costs.”
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By: Justin Cardaci
We are now coming to the end of
the 2019 calendar year, and we
can now think about spending
some quality time with our loved ones as a lot of us
take well-deserved leave.
I would like to thank all Centurion employees for
working so hard and achieving such success in what
has been a challenging, yet fruitful year for us.
The last quarter was dominated by the acquisition
and integration of the Regal general freight business.
The timeframe to deliver this would have been a
challenge too great for many companies however
remaining true to our DNA, numerous teams within
the business came together as one to deliver. I would Above and Below: Kids and adults enjoy the rides,
like to acknowledge these teams who have handled carnival games, activities and display trucks at
the transition with professionalism, passion and Centurion’s family day event
For those Regal employees who have transitioned,
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the team
and hope you feel part of the Centurion family.
Our Perth employees once again enjoyed the annual
Family Day event at the headquarters in November.
Our people work hard and deserve opportunities
such as family day to share their workplace with their
partners, friends and wider community. We want you
to view Centurion as more than just a workplace; to
be proud of the company you work for and ultimately
be advocates for our business.
A big thank you to everyone who assisted in bringing
the event together this year, particularly Shay, Bec
and Colleen for their hard work and passion for
creating such a hugely popular event.
Congratulations to our 2019 Frank Cardaci
Traineeship Program Graduates who recently
completed their formal qualifications. As we of Australia. We will succeed in this by building on
welcome the new wave of trainees to our business strong relationships with all of our stakeholders,
and encourage them to take this opportunity to grow and by living and breathing our RIPPA values every
and learn, I look forward to assisting them to further day.
build their careers within this business and become
the leaders of tomorrow. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year. Have a great and well-deserved
I am sure 2020 will hold many challenges for the break, enjoy the summer holidays and time spent
Centurion team as we continue to strive towards our with your loved ones and remember to stay safe.
vision of being the leading logistics partner for all
stakeholders in the commodity rich communities Justin.
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CENTURION FAMILY DAY 2019:
WELCOME TO THE CARNIVAL!
Centurion’s annual Family Day was back again in November with a brand new theme - Carnival Fun! With over 670
attendees this year it really was bigger and better than ever. The event is an opportunity for employees to show their
families where they work and what they do as well as have a fun day out with lots of returning favourites, plus new
attractions to enjoy.
Our Perth Airport HQ was transformed into a carnival where kids and adults could test their skills on new thrilling
rides, games and carnival attractions. Our returning
favourites also included face painting, hay rides, and the
Centurion of the Quarter!adorable petting zoo!
Your winner for Centurion of the Quarter - Quarter 4
This year’s Safety Learning Zone included some new is Tania Colman! Tania has been with Centurion since
challenges such as the Stack a Pallet and Marshmallow September 2017. She is our Operations Supervisor in
Toothpick Building challenges! It was amazing to see Kalgoorlie.
all of the unique structures created using these simple Tania received the award for her exceptional work ethic,
materials. positivity, and particularly her hard work. She consistently
There were also a number of trucks and forklifts on display, displays our RIPPA values.
including the new semi-autonomous 2020 Mercedes Benz
model, a restored 1979 Mac and an old Commer “Knocker” Thank you Tania for your dedication and contribution
towards making Centurion a pleasant work environment.
A special thank you to all of our “sitting ducks” who
stepped up to our Dunk Tank challenge! Because of you,
we raised over $200 for the Telethon Kids Institute!
“Stitting Duck” Spencar Dewar moments before he hit
A job very well done by everyone involved in organising this Tania Coleman receives her award for Centurion of the
event as well as the many vendors who came together to Quarter from Steve Smith - Kalgoorlie Branch Manager
entertain the crowd.
Even more great photos from the day can be viewed on the
Centurion Facebook page.
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DEADPULL is a device created by Steven Savy and Wayne Deadman. Both Below: The “DEADPULL” device has gone
Wayne and Steven had used a similar tool in past work experience, so they through a number of prototypes before
the team was able to perfect the design
thought they would have a go at making their own version!
Its purpose is to eliminate the manual handling involved in removing spring
loaded restraint bars in refrigerated units. These restraint bars lock into the
frame of the truck and require awkward positioning and jolting of the upper
body to remove. In the last 2 years there have been a number of sping bar
related incidents. The deadpull device aims to eliminate this risk.
There have been a number of prototypes created in collaboration with
Centurion’s HSEQ team, experimenting with with the shape, size and angle
of the tool as well as knuckle protectors. The final design has now been
finalised, with approximately 40 due to be produced and distrubuted around
the Centurion branches.
By investing in a tool such as the deadpull, we are able to reduce the likelihood
of manual handling injuries associated with the removal of the restraint bars.
A special thank you to Wayne, Steven and members of the HSEQ team who
have exemplified our RIPPA values and by working persistently on this project
in order to bring it to the production stage.
By preventing even ONE manual handling injury, the tool pays for itself 57
times over. But at the end of the day it’s truly about sending people home in the
same condition they arrived to work in, and this tool is another step towards
achieving that for those working with fridge units.
More snapshots from Centurion’s Family day.
Clockwise from top left: one of the talented facepainters from
the day creating a blue dolphin design; A father and son cool
down with some refreshing ice-cream; Kids jumping into
position to play the inflatable ‘hungry hippo’ game; the cuddly
animal farm returned where attendees could feed and pet the
animals; the thrilling ‘traffic jam’ carinval ride
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Centurion Team Profile: Kalgoorlie Team
Back (left to right): Mark Rendell, Darren Magan, David Lamont, Michael Quinlan, George Heke and Mark Forster.
Front (left to right): Peter Manukau , Chase Price, Tania Colman, Adele Carter, Malala Seala and Steve Smith
Centurion’s Kalgoorlie team is situated almost 600 kms • BHP Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Leinster, Cliffs, Mt Keith
east of Perth. They are a very busy team of approximately • Moly Cop
14 staff, and have a variety of contracts for various clients • Air Liquide
including: • Onsite Rentals
• Woolworths • Cape Mining
• St Barbara The Team will soon be relocating to a brand new depot
• Gold Road Resources that is currently under construction. The estimated
• Emeco / Force (includes deliveries to Mungari and completion date is February 2020. We will update you
with the brand new photos once construction is complete.
Construction continues at the new Centurion Kalgoorlie depot
in the mining hub of the Goldfields. Estimated completion date
Congratulations to all the employees who have reached
significant milestones within the group of companies.
Your hard work and commitment is appreciated.
Let’s hope there are many more years to come!
5 Years 5 Years 5 Years
Indika Ruwanpathirana Jason Oliver Arvind Gajipara
Kevin Pritchard Ernest Riley Greg Gumunyu
James Daffin Darian Spence
Adrian Marshall Philip Ash 10 Years
10 Years David Winter
Lorraine D’sena We would love to
Kevin Ennis Joanne Doswell hear from you!
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