Onetrak reach 10 year milestone

By on May 26, 2016
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DAVID HAZELL, Managing Director for Onetrak reflects on the first ten years of the business.

In April 2006, Onetrak equipment established itself as a brand new company for the Hyundai construction equipment franchise in Tasmania. Managing Director David Hazell says, “Looking back, we were lucky to be appointed the dealer for Tasmanian because at the time we did not even have a business name, let alone a facility – just a very thorough business plan and some established networks.”

The business got off to a great start with general work levels and primary industry activity in Tasmania booming and the market keen to explore a new player.

Within a couple of years, the Hyundai construction equipment franchise was offered to Onetrak for Victoria and South East NSW. As a very young company this was a particularly big step as it introduced the complexities of multiple sites and at the time, a three times increase in staff.

With the GFC arriving six months after this expansion, the road was sometimes treacherous, however with persistence the company continued to grow to new levels and consolidate a significant place in the construction equipment market for VIC and TAS.

With this growth also came many opportunities in the form of new products to sell from an expanding Hyundai construction equipment range, but also from alternative global manufactures with product lines which were not in competition to Hyundai.

Consequentially Onetrak added products during this period including hydraulic rock-breakers from Alicon/Daemo, Berco and ETR undercarriage and Rotobec material handling attachments.

The most significant of which was the Tigercat franchise Onetrak negotiated in 2012. Tigercat are a world leader in the manufacture of purpose built forestry machinery manufactured in Branford Canada. Off the back of this new franchise, Onetrak has been able to further expand its distribution footprint across Australia with a total of five company owned facilities located in Tumut NSW, Mt Gambier SA, Bunbury WA and the two original sites in Brighton TAS and Hallam VIC.

In 2014 Onetrak also added the Dressta dozer product to its range of machinery and now collectively between Hyundai, Tigercat and Dressta have an impressive range of heavy machinery to offer the Australian market.

SITE PHOTO: Wheel Loader HL757-9

SITE PHOTO: Wheel Loader HL757-9

Managing Director David Hazell says “Today Onetrak specialises in servicing the Construction, Forestry and Extractive Industries within Australia. It astounds me when I think of the growth the company has achieved in the last ten years. It gives me great pride to think that Onetrak now employ 70 dedicated people across five states of Australia.

I believe the success of Onetrak can be attributed to three areas. The first is the product, without a great product to sell the odds are stacked against you. Hyundai construction equipment, Tigercat purpose built forestry machines and Dressta dozers are leading global brands.

Second is our people, Onetrak have many dedicated and hardworking individuals who go that extra mile to ensure the Onetrak experience is above par and it’s this collective culture which I am very proud of.

Finally, but I believe most importantly are customers. Nothing else matters unless you have loyal customers. Customers who are prepared to give you a go in the first instance and customers who
appreciate good service and stay with you for the long term as we build not only long standing and mutually rewarding business relationships, but also in many cases, life time friendships.

When reflecting on the last ten years I feel extremely grateful for all the experiences and loyalty afforded to our company and we look forward with excitement to the next ten years as we work together with our various stakeholders & continue to build on the services the company offers.”

Onetrak have been a valued Associate member of the CMPA since September 2008 and have taken full advantage of the opportunities given to them through being a member; including advertising in Sand & Stone, the Preferred Suppliers Manual and being a Platinum Sponsor at last year’s annual dinner to name a few.

Onetrak held a special event on the 15th of April 2016 at the new Hallam facility in VIC to celebrate the 10 year anniversary and to thank those suppliers, staff and customers who have been significant in the evolution of Onetrak in Australia.

SITE PHOTO: David Hazell addresses the group.

SITE PHOTO: David Hazell addresses the group.

For further information contact:
David Hazell
Managing Director Onetrak Pty Ltd
M: 0409 711 111
E: david.hazell@onetrak.com.au
W: www.onetrak.com.au

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