The Drive of An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Danny Matic’s new Volvo FH16 XXL 700HP twin steer tri-drive prime mover is the largest Volvo XXL to roll off the Wacol assembly line to date.
The Drive of An Entrepreneurial Spirit
L-R Sales Representative Ken Dowsen, TCWA CEO Brad Daff, Danny Matic and TCWA General Manager Sales, Kevin Kelly

Matic Group operates a modern fleet of 200-plus trucks of predominantly Volvo prime movers along with over 750 pieces of trailing equipment. “It was a proud moment for Danny and Katia to receive the keys for the first Wacol built FH16 XXL cab, twin steer tridrive”, Regional Commercial Manager Anthony Raisch said. “It was also great timing”, Raisch said, “as this truck marks Matic Transport’s 20th anniversary this year!”.

The new Volvo FH16 10x6 prime mover has a GCM of over 200t and will be transporting cement in pressurised tankers based out of Geraldton to remote mining sites around Western Australia.

Kevin Kelly, General Manager Volvo Sales at Truck Centre WA says, “The truck signifies 20 years of dedication Danny has devoted to Matic Group of which Truck Centre WA has partnered with Danny since its inception”.

Kevin says, “Danny can be described as a man who has a genuine

respect for all, has always had a dogmatic approach to find better ways to service his customers, which in turn has allowed Matic Group to be at the forefront of providing innovative transport solutions.”

Matic said, it is the team spirit and the dedication from his people that drives him to do the work he does. Truck Centre WA sales representative Ken Dowsen said Matic was looking for a truck that had high GCM, high horsepower and a “Big Cab” for driver comfort, but it had to be safe for his driver Tony Watson. One of Matic’s company values is safety and this truck ticked all the boxes. The Matic Group was established in 2002 by Danny & Katia Matic and operates several business entities under the group umbrella.

This includes Matic Transport Australia, Matic Resources, & Bibra Lake Trailers with offices in Perth, Geraldton, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide. It is a family owned, diversified transport and logistics company that specializes in servicing the resources, construction materials and oil & gas sectors. Matic Group is committed to safety, their customers, teamwork and performance. Of paramount importance is Matic’s commitment to safety. The company invests heavily in safety resources and undertakes multiple campaigns to drive the safety culture across its entire operations. Campaigns include Safety First 24/7, Stop the Job and RESPECT (Home, Workplace, and Community).

For further information, please contact:

Matt Wood
Public Relations and Media Manager
+61 436681117

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