International, but NSW headquartered, removalist pays $115,000 pa for Wacol site

by admin | 14th December 2010

NSW based Australian Vanlines is relocating its SEQ operations from Yamanto to 1161 Boundary Road, Wacol, and will be paying $115,000 pa  for a term of 3 years. King & Co’s Ben Donnelly handled the transaction, while the lessor is undisclosed

This property comprises a good quality freestanding 1,116 m2 warehouse with 1,000 m2 of secured yard and access via 2 sliding container height roller doors covered by a 4 m awning and excellent drive in/drive out access It also features a small internal office and  full amenities. Donnelly said the company was moving to this site to be closer to the CBD but still be part of the Western Corridor

As per the firm’s website and contact with its local agent, Alan Arthur: Since the founding of Australian Vanlines twenty years ago as a one person, two truck owning operation, it has grown to become a truly international company with offices and agents throughout Australia and the world

Founded by Sid Vallaydam who migrated from South Africa to Australia in 1980, with only A$3000 in his pocket, but with a driving determination to establish a leading removals company which Australian Vanlines is today

With a substantial background in the South African international removals industry Sid was first employed in the Australian industry for eleven months before making his first acquisition of a small local removals company, A to Z Removals in 1981.The transformation of this company began when in 1983 Perth was made its major line haul destination. Part of the transformation was a change of company name to Australian Furniture Vanlines with the corporate logo being “Around the corner around the Globe”

Rapid expansion of the company in 1985 saw the acquisition of Hank’s Removals in Perth as well as joint venture relationships in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Becoming fully Customs Bonded in 1988 across all the company’s operations in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide Perth and Melbourne was to launch Australian Vanlines onto the international market

In 1995 the company changed its name to the present Australian Vanlines in part to reflect its growing presence in the international market. One of the key elements of the ongoing success of Australian Vanlines is the implementation of a Management Equity Share plan across the company. This is to recognise both the quality and commitment of Australian Vanlines management to the success of the company

To continue the expansion of the company, Australian Vanlines developed an impressive international network of affiliates across the globe and is a proud member of many worldwide associations

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